10 Billion Android Apps Downloaded, 90% off on Selected Apps

Google’s Android Market has exceeded 10 billion app downloads with its three-year-old app store growing at 1 billion app downloads per month. Chu, director of Android developer ecosystem, thanked Android developers for creating the apps, saying they are continuing to push the limits on what’s possible. Android Market was launched in October 2008 and is the closest rival to the Apple App Store, which reached 10 billion downloads in January this year–less than three years since it debuted. In July, Apple said total downloads surpassed 15 billion.

It took Google’s Android Market 20 months to reach its first 1 billion app downloads. 2nd billion milestone took another 5 months to complete, and now 1b app downloads every month and growing. Record says that every Android smartphone is equipped with 50 apps, as there are 200 million Android devices out there.

In order to celebrate the milestone, Google is partnering with some Android app developers (like EA, Gameloft, Glu Mobile and others) to offer a bunch of apps each day for 10c each. The promotion will go on for the next 10 days. Everyday around 10 new apps were discounted.

Todays(7th Dec) 90% off on apps has some good selections:

  • Swiftkey X Keyboard
  • Asphalt 6 HD
  • Color & Draw for Kids
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Great Little War Game
  • Minecraft
  • Paper Camera
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • Soundhound Infinity

You can hit up the 10 Billion Apps promo section of the Android Market to see the choices each day.

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