Google Play hits 25bn downloads, offers discounts

26 Sep 2012

Internet search giant Google’s app store, Google Play, has drawn 25bn downloads, Google announced on the Official Android Blog. The online shop for Android apps formerly called Android Market launched only six months ago.

In honour of reaching this milestone, Google is offering discounted apps for the next five days from the likes of Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more for just US$0.25.

“We’ll also be offering some special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and our 25 top selling magazines, all at special prices. Visit Google Play a little later today to check them out,” Jamie Rosenberg, director, Digital Content, wrote in the blog post.

Google Play now houses 675,000 apps and games.


Graph via Official Android Blog

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic