Android Market 10 billion downloads

Google says users are downloading apps from the Android Market at a rate of about a billion a month — and the pace is speeding up all the time. The 10 billionth app download milestone was hit recently, and to celebrate Google is partnering with some top app developers to offer games for 10 cents.

There will be new apps on the list each day for the next ten days, but the lineup for day one already looks pretty great:

  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
  • Color & Draw for kids:[hone
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Great Little War Game
  • Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  • Paper Camera
  • Sketchbook Mobile
  • SoundHound
  • SwiftKey X Keyboard

Amazon may offer one free app each day in the Amazon Appstore, but this might actually be an even smarter move on Google’s part. Sure, developers aren’t going to get rich off of 10 cent app sales, but miserly Android users that are normally loathe to spend a dollar might be willing to grab 10 apps for a dollar which is a great way to get people used to spending money on apps.

Anyway, I’ve been hearing great things about Great Little War Game for a while, but I don’t have a lot of time to play games on my phone and tablets, so I’ve held off on spending money on it. Today I grabbed it for 10 cents and had a blast playing through the first level of the tutorial. Even if I never touch the game again, that was 10 cents well spent.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...