Android Market Hits 10 Billion Downloads, Offers Premium Apps at 10 Cents Each
Android Market has exceeded 10 billion app downloads, Google announced on their Google blog. To celebrate the milestone, Google has announced that for the next 10 days, starting from December 6, they’ll have a new set of apps available each day for only 10 cents each.
“Of course, none of these apps would have existed if it weren’t for the developers who created them. Every day, these developers continue to push the limits on what’s possible and delight us in the process. For that, we thank them,” said Eric Chu in his post at the Android Developer’s blog post.
The celebration started with the following ten apps:
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 their announcement Google said,
One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing thespeed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.
As you can see the exponential growth in the graph below, Android Market took around 22 months to reach 1 billion downloads. But it took only 9 months to reach the 10 billion mark from the one billion mark on July 2010.
By July this year, things started moving exponentially for the Android Market as it hit the six billion mark. In the last four months alone, four billion apps have been downloaded to mobile devices using Google’s operating system.
The premium apps offered by Google for 10 cents are really worth checking out!
Visit https://market.android.com/details?id=apps_timed_promotion for joining the 10-day-10-cents celebration. We also noticed that the apps already offered earlier day are still available for 10 cents each. So, if you have missed buying the apps featured earlier, you can search the Android Market and still buy them for 10 cents.
(Thanks to Android Developers Blog)