Android Marketplace App Mega Sale - Day 9

Google continues to celebrate the 10-day extravaganza that marks the 10 billion app download milestone by the Android Market, the official Android app store.

The celebrations, into their 9th day, offer premium apps for 10 cents to Android users. This is Google's way of showing their appreciation to the millions of Android users worldwide.

The 10 cent apps available on the 9th day are a mix of utility, business and gaming apps. The apps include Tank Riders, SwiftKey X Keyboard, Sleepy Jack, ezPDF Reader, Guns'n'Glory, Icebreaker Hockey, COLLAPSE!, ZENONIA, Toddler Tapping Zoo, DEER HUNTER 3D and MX Moto.

Android Market has grown by leaps and bounds since its launch, with Google revealing that users are downloading more than 1 billion apps every month. Apple's iTunes App Store has received more than 18 billion app downloads and is also growing at the same rate as Android Market.

Despite Android's popularity, it is Apple's iOS platform that is being preferred by a majority of users especially because they earn more on iOS than on Android. The iOS App Store also provides more app visibility and promotion than Android does, some have claimed.