Google Android Market tops 10 billion downloads
By Hayley Tsukayama,
Google’s Android Market has topped 10 billion downloads, the company announced Tuesday in a company blog post.
“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,” wrote Eric Chu, Google’s director of the Android Developer Ecosystem.
By way of comparison, Apple announced in July that it had passed 15 billion downloads, and is thought to give developers more bang for their buck. Developer Misha Lyalin, who produces games such as Cut The Rope, told the Financial Times Tuesday that his company gets around 10 to 20 times more money each month from iOS than it does from Android.
In an effort to get more consumers to download its apps, Google is giving out 10 apps for just 10 cents each day.
On Tuesday, the apps were Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kinds, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.
So if you can spare a dime or two, you may want to pay attention on the Android Market to see if an app you’ve been eyeing comes down in price.