Android Market celebrates 10 billion downloads with 10-cent app sale

Android Market passes 10 billion download milestone and celebrates with flood of premium apps reduced in price to 10 cents.

Guess what? Your favorite Android app may be just 10 cents right now, thanks to the Android Market's 10 billion downloads celebration.

Google announced the milestone on its blog:

"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."

Ten-cent apps started popping up Monday afternoon, reports Android Central. It's not all apps--just a select few super-popular ones. The promo will reportedly run for 10 days, with 10 ten-cent apps per day.

Here's what's $0.10 today:

SoundHound (normally $4.99)

SwiftKey X Keyboard (normally $4.06)

Sketchbook Mobile (normally $0.99)

Paper Camera (normally $1.99)

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD (normally $4.99)

Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro (normally $4.00)

Fieldrunners HD (normally $2.99)

Minecraft - Pocket Edition (normally $6.99)

Great Little War Game (normally $2.99)

Color & Draw for kids:phone

So head on over to the Android Market--you can get all of these apps for just $1.00. The Apple App Store hit 10 billion downloads in March, and Apple celebrated by handing out a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

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Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

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