Google has made its announcement that since the release of Android Market in 2008, 10 billion apps have now been downloaded to mobile gadgets running the operating system. So as to celebrate its milestone, some Android developers are going to supply a selection of apps at the dirt cheap price of 10 cents during the coming 10 days.
According to Eric Chu, director of the Android Developer Ecosystem, claimed in a post on the Android Developers blog, ten billion was a great achievement, it was simply amazing.
In the previous week, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market had surpassed 10 billion app downloads with a growth rate of one billion app downloads each month. Ten billion is pretty good going seeing that the platform was only launched in 2008. It means it only takes 21 months to gain a billion downloads.
By July this year, Android Market hit the six billion mark. In the last four months alone, four billion apps have been downloaded to mobile tablets utilizing Google’s operating system.
While it’s taken Android Market over three years to achieve 10 billion downloads, it took Apple’s App Store, which released in July 2008, two-and-a-half years to gain the similar figure.
Android Market was investigated in May this year, making it easier for users to find and discover new apps.
As for the special celebration sale, apps being offered in Android Market on Tuesday consist of Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, , Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.