Android Market app downloads hit 10 billion

News 16:26, Dec 06 2011

To celebrate the Android Market milestone, Google is running a sale in which the company will sell apps that normally cost between 99 cents and $6.99 for just 10 cents each

Google announced today that the Android Market has hit 10 billion downloads. As of July there had been 6 billion total downloads, which means the Android Market is growing at a blistering rate.

Google's Eric Chu, director of Android Developer Ecosystem, revealed the news in a blog post. Chu says the Android Market is growing at a very quick pace and notes that it took 20 months for Android Market to reach its first 1 billion downloads and an additional five months for the second billion.

To celebrate the incredible milestone, Google is selling apps that normally cost between 99 cents and $6.99 for just 10 cents each. Google will offer a total of 100 applications over the next 10 days, introducing 10 new apps each day.

The first wave of 10-cent apps includes Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Asphalt 6 HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Swiftkey X, Soundhound Infinity and Sketchbook Mobile. A different set of 10 apps will be unveiled tomorrow.

Google's Android Market currently offers more than 300,000 apps for both Android smartphones and Android tablets. The market also sells music, books and offers movie rentals.

With Android adoption growing by the day, we can expect Android app download figures to increase even more quickly in the coming months.


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