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Google Celebrating as Android Market Crosses 10 Billion Downloads Mark

Search engine giant Google has announced that its Android Market has crossed the 10 billion app downloads mark.

The company said that the important milestone will be celebrated over a period of 10 days in which Android users will be allowed to purchase and download selected apps for as low as 10 cents.

The 10 billion downloads milestone comes 5 months after Google announced that 6 billion apps had been downloaded from the marketplace, which highlights the rate at which the popularity of Android is growing.

Google said in a blog post (opens in new tab), the new milestone represents a growth of 1 billion apps download per month for the open source mobile operating system.

"To celebrate this milestone, we partnered with some of the Android developers who contributed to this milestone to make a bunch of great Android apps available at an amazing price. Starting today for the next 10 days, we'll have a new set of awesome apps available each day for only 10 cents each," Eric Chu, the director of the Android Developer Ecosystem, wrote in the blog post.

Some of the apps that will be the part of the 10 days long celebration include Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity & Swiftkey X.

Ravi Mandalia

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