Google Celebrates 25 Billion App Installs With Google Play Sale

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Google’s been having a heck of a year with Google Play, seeing the number of Android users accessing the service continue to grow and grow. When 2012 got started, Google Play had racked-up something like just over 10 billion app downloads. In the not-even-a-year that’s followed, that number’s more than doubled, and Google just announced that it’s crossed the 25 billion mark. To celebrate this milestone, Google is offering some big savings on Google Play downloads, running for the next five days.

There are a few different components to Google’s sale. First up: the apps. For the next five days, Google’s going to offer a selection of some of its top paid apps for just a quarter a piece. It sounds like Google’s either going to be expanding that list, or switching-out titles on a daily basis, so keep checking-in to see if anything good’s on sale at the moment.

In addition to the apps, Google’s preparing some special lists of discounted media. You’ll see things like “25 albums that changed the world” or “25 banned books”, and though the 25 cent pricing from the apps won’t carry over, Google still promises some big savings.

It doesn’t look like these deals have gone live just yet, but Google says to check out Google Play a little later on today to see what it has to offer.

Update: The list of discounted apps has gone live.

Source: Google
Via: Into Mobile

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