10 Billion

Google is celebrating that the Android Market has exceeded 10 billion app downloads. And they are celebrating with some insane offers: Selected high quality paid apps for 10 cent a pop. If you have an Android phone, you should really have a look at what Google is pulling out of the hat.

Yesterday you could get apps like 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. If you didn’t get any of them, that’s a shame.

But you’re not too late yet. Today’s selection is Fruit Ninja, BB - Bedtime Battle, AirSync by doubleTwist, Flick Golf!, Star Chart, Reckless Racing, Reckless Racing PLAY, Christmas HD, NFL Rivals, Beautiful Widgets and Read It Later Pro.

And this will go on for another 8 days. Not bad.

Either open the Android Market app on your phone, or browse the market on your computer by going to market.android.com. If you log in on the website, you can buy the apps right there and have them automatically downloaded to your phone. A really great feature that’s probably also a gigantic security hole that will some day be exploited to send malicious software to every single Android phone.

You heard it here first.


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