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Google Play Hits 25 Billion Downloads, Time for an Awesome Sale to Celebrate (Updated)

Every now and again we hear that Google has passed a major milestone in app downloads for Google Play. When that happens, we are usually treated to some sort of magnificent deal in the Play store. Last year at the 10 billion mark, they hit us with a great week-long sale to celebrate. Now that Google has passed the 25 billion mark, they plan on letting us in on even more awesome discounts over the next five days.

Every day will have a set of $.25 applications for us to download “from top developers,” but Google isn’t stopping there. There will be discounts on movies, music, books, and magazines as well. If you saved the $25 credit from your Nexus 7, now would definitely be the time to use it. The discounts aren’t live just yet but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more.

Update:  Some of the apps are already live, if you can’t wait any longer.

Update 2:  Here is the landing page for the promotion. No need to click each link.

Seeing any others?

Via: Official Android Blog

Cheers bignadad and teng taing for the apps!

  • Buckoman

    Wow. Well, i’m not very impressed with the lineup. Granny Smith, Asphalt, and SoE seem to be the only ones worth my time.

    Let’s do better tomorrow, Google.

  • jbegs23

    Runtastic and The Cat in the Hat

  • DigitalEnforcer
  • Brad
  • runtastic PRO also on sale

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Analysts predict downloads will be at 50 trillion in worst case scenario by the same time next year

  • Badjedi

    runtastic PRO is $0.25 also

  • Hell yeah… Tasks =I

  • EvanTheGamer

    HELL yeah! Really, really enjoy this part of the year in the Android scene! $.25 awesome! I remember last year’s crazy great sell and now it’s on again! HELL yeah!

    Android/Google FTW!

  • Martyn Haigh

    Android Central has some extra apps not mentioned in the post above: http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-25-cent-apps-open-post

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Symphony of Eternity. Great touch controller old-school RPG. Well worth 25 cents.

    • JoshGroff

      Looks like an FF clone to me, but I’ll give it a shot anyway.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        It definitely is similar, but its easy to play on a phone and doesn’t cost $6-$16 like the real FF games.

        • JoshGroff

          It looks good so far, and what good mobile games aren’t clones of something?

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Word. Only thing I don’t like about the game is that you have to save constantly (there is no auto save – be warned) because the app tends to reset if you put the phone to sleep or switch to a different app.

          • JoshGroff

            Same thing happens with FF 1 port for whatever reason. (except that has autosave.) As long as it has a save anywhere type feature, that won’t be a problem.

  • How are we supposed to know which apps are on sale every day?

  • Southrncomfortjm

    OfficeSuite Pro, nice. I missed it on sale on Amazon for $1 a while ago and have been kicking myself. Looking forward to getting a Transformer pad with keyboard dock and retiring my laptop.

  • sc0rch3d

    i saw office suit pro and tasks for a quarter.

    on a side note, glad to see so many paid apps in the top 100 or so requiring root. the community is giving credit where it’s due.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Asphalt 7 is 25 cents.

  • Alex

    Oh no. Im a sucker for apps on sale. Good bye rest of my nexus 7 credit.

  • If you look through the top paid apps you can find these already. So far I have seen angry birds space premium, asphalt 7, ocean HD, etc for 25¢.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Comon Mass Effect: Infiltrator!
    I still have $20 from my Nexus 7 credit to spend. That’s up to 80 apps! 🙂

    • Hunter

      Your math skills serve you well! 🙂

      • Southrncomfortjm

        Didn’t even need a calculator.

  • Riz Virani

    12 dollars left on Google Play thanks to my Nexus 7.. GG money. It’s been nice knowing you.

  • Havoc70

    Let em rip Google, cant wait to see what they put on sale this time. The last round i bought a tons of apps.

  • They should offer a discount on the Nexus 7 so I can finally convince myself

    • David Verba

      If a price reduction is whats need to convince you into a Nexus 7, perhaps you shouldn’t be buying a Nexus 7…..

      They make like $10 profit on these things…

      • Southrncomfortjm

        They make a lot more on the 16gb versions.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      No convincing needed! The N7 is a great device. I use it nightly for Dead Trigger and Onlive gaming. Love it.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      If you can’t convince yourself to buy one of the best (if not the best) tablets out there right now at a price of $200 or $250, you never will.

  • jab416171

    10 billion was 10 apps for $.10/app for 10 days, but 25 billion is $.25 for 5 days? A much more worthy milestone with crappier benefits.

    • Tristan Cunha

      Well, just wait until xmas, maybe we’ll get $.30 apps for 3 days for the 30 billionth download.

    • Daniel Dlugos

      Thank you again for further advancing the stereotype that all android users are cheapo’s. Office Suite Pro is $0.25. It’s normally $15. That’s a 98% discount! And yet, still complaining …. :-

      • EvanTheGamer

        Exactly, $.25 is NOTHING compared to paying full price. Cheepskates are so whiny and annoying, almost as whiny and annoying as iSheep users.

        And not ALL Android users are cheepskates, only the one’s that love to complain about cheap things, like the poster above. I’m just grateful that we’re getting great games/apps for a bloody quarter!

        • jab416171

          Sorry if my comment came off like I was complaining. I’m really happy that they’re doing this, actually. Yes, those are some awesome discounts, and that I’m thankful for. But the fact that it’s half as long and 2.5 times more expensive than their last ‘sale milestone’ is disappointing.

      • jab416171

        Sorry if my comment came off like I was complaining. I’m really happy that they’re doing this, actually. Yes, those are some awesome discounts, and that I’m thankful for. But the fact that it’s half as long and 2.5 times more expensive than their last ‘sale milestone’ is disappointing.

      • JoshGroff

        I bought that without even thinking twice. Not really sure I need it, but I might in the future.

        Also, he does kind of have a point with the milestone thing. That probably won’t change any of us buying a crap ton of apps, but it is a lesser sale for a greater milestone.

    • Big_EZ

      I have a feeling there will be 25 $.25 apps each of the five days which makes a total of 125 apps (some may be duplicates like last time)

      • JoshGroff

        That would make my week/end. 🙂

      • jab416171

        Well, there’s only 14 today

        • Big_EZ

          There may be more added later, but 14 a day is still nice.

        • Big_EZ

          Theres 15 so far

          • jab416171

            15? what list are you counting from?

          • Big_EZ

            The 14 from the play link and the other confirmed app from the UK thats o the DL list

  • Dre Fay

    i’m rejoicing with glee!!!

  • Michael_NM

    TSF Shell and Chameleon please.

  • I have 48 cents left from my google play credit from my nexus 7 woot

  • JoshGroff

    Heh, sweet. I guess I’ll have a ton more apps this week. last time I bought like 30 apps or so. o-o

  • Rbq

    I already spent my monies. Well…there’s that lingering 53 cents that I can’t use anywhere else! And I am out of apps to buy except for Horn

  • Perfect timing! About to go pick up my Nexus 7 within the next two days!!

  • Rbq

    Let there be Horn.

    • FknTwizted

      ill give you horn!

    • JoshGroff

      I bought Horn on release day, it’s pretty awesome.

  • Curtis

    I am planning on buying everything they put on sale!

    • cheezer88

      same here. i went crazy during the $.10 sale. my cc company had to call so i could verify all the charges.

      • The same happened to me. It was kind of irritating.

        • jnt

          Irritating until you’ve had your ID stolen and your bank account compromised. Then, it’s still irritating, but you at least appreciate it! 😉

          • droider10

            been there

      • JoshGroff

        My bank doesn’t do that for small things.

      • Curtis

        I did the same thing. Bank never questioned it. Small enough charges I suppose.

    • lrohenaz

      hell yea

    • EvanTheGamer

      Same bloody here!

  • Mat Collins

    Awesome. I took advantage of last years celebration sales, and I’ll be doing the same this year!!!

  • Daniel Maginnis

    Sweet. Combined w/ my $25 play credit from my n7, I should bolster my play collection nicely. Last time they did this there were some great deals. Can’t wait