Android Market celebrates 10 billion downloads with sale

Google's Android operating system is the currently most popular of the mobile smartphone OS in the world. That means app developers are flocking to make programs that can be sold via the Android Market.  Today the official Android developers blog site has posted up word that the number of apps that have been downloaded from the Android Market has now reached and exceeded the 10 billion mark.

As you can see from the above chart the number of app downloads from the Android Market reached the one billion mark in July 2010 after officially launching in mid-2008. In July 2011 it reached the six billion mark. Today the Android Market generates one billion downloads per month and that number continues to climb.

To celebrate the 10 billion download milestone, Google has put a number of games and apps on the Android Market on sale today for just 10 cents. One of the games on sale for today only for that low price is the recent Android version of the hit PC sandbox game Minecraft. The game is normally on sale for $6.99 so this is obviously a huge bargain. There will be a new set of games and apps on sale for just 10 cents every day on the Market for the next 10 days.

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Grabbed me some apps, can't wait to see what else is coming in the next 9 days!
Thank you Google, and Neowin!

lol was tempted to buy them all at 10 cents each but I don't think I'd get to use half of them unless I spent all day on my phone.

I use the web interface because the app hides non compatible apps, The website wont let me continue to payment because my current device isn't compatible.

CMG_90 said,

and the web interface lets you download them right to your phone. No cables or syncing.

I feel honoured to know you care for people and saving so money on this glorious day THAT MUCH that you'd spread the good word 3 times!

n_K said,
I feel honoured to know you care for people and saving so money on this glorious day THAT MUCH that you'd spread the good word 3 times!

No need to be sarcastic about it. It's just a neowin comment bug.

I literally purchased Endomondo yesterday for £2.50, and now it's reduced by 96%.

DAMMIT!

... On the plus side, I bought like 5 apps for £0.50

Hamlet Man said,
and all of them reported to your carrier with carrieriq.... nice!

Unlike your iPhone and Blackberry, mine doesn't have CIQ in it.

Hollow.Droid said,

UK Operators don't use it, seems to only be in the US.

Verizon doesn't use it. Also, I rooted my device and flashed CM7, been running this for ages.

Hamlet Man said,
and all of them reported to your carrier with carrieriq.... nice!

I have verizon. they dont use it. nice try though

Hamlet Man said,
and all of them reported to your carrier with carrieriq.... nice!

Verizon doesn't have CarrierIQ. Beside all phones have something else that reports usage. GUARANTEED. CarrierIQ is the name everyone is throwing right now but there are a lot of other companies that do the same thing. Please let's not be ignorant to this fact.