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10B Android Market Downloads Celebrated With $0.10 Sale

If we believe Google's statistics, then more than 1 billion apps are now downloaded every month, which indicates a strong growth rate given an average of 667 million downloads for the past six months. The first billion of app downloads was announced in July 2010, 22 months after the launch of Android Market.

Google is celebrating the milestone with ten 10 cent downloads every day - for the next ten days. Today, for example, Google is offering Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.

In comparison, Apple announced back in July that its AppStore had passed more than 15 billion downloads. According to App Brain, there are currently 338,255 apps available in Android Market. Apple's App Store has 522,857 active apps, according to 148Apps.

  • fb39ca4
    Minecraft for $0.10? That's going to sell. A lot.
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  • mayne92
    Sweet! Just bought em up and look forward to what will be available
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  • polly the parrot
    Bought pretty much all of them except the coloring book ones.
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  • zybch
    fb39ca4Minecraft for $0.10? That's going to sell. A lot.Pity its a bit of a dog, especially compared to the desktop version.
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  • tuffjuff
    Apple's apps are far better, one of the reasons I went from a life-long hatred of Apple (which was fairly biased, it turns out) and owning an Android, to wanting a phone that didn't have lag on the UI screen and actually had apps, and now owning an IP4 and an iPad 2.

    Man, not having fragmentation and laggy phones is great! :)
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  • cumi2k4
    thanks tom for the news, wouldn't know google has sale like this...off to stock up some app now :D
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  • Get the hell out isheep Troller !
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  • Hellbound
    Great Little War Game is $2.99, not 10 cents.
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  • Hellbound
    Douglas, with all do respect. When I read the title of the article. I really wasnt thinking anything about Apple.. My first thought was "woot, 10 cent apps for my android".. Then I read the article and you had to add Apple in there at the end.. Stop being an Apple fanboy. And dont back to me with "giving comparisons" crap.. Because if that were true, you would have added those from Blackberry appworld, Nokia ect.....
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  • Camikazi
    Damn too bad I already had 4 of those 10 already, Amazon already had them as free apps of the day before, BTW SwiftKey X is awesome :)
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