Whats good in the Play Store Sale

first_imgIn celebration of surpassing 25 billion apps downloaded by in the Google Play Store, Android users will be able to take advantage of a wealth of content available at a discount for the next few days. This sale is similar to the one Google ran when the company breached the 10 billion download mark, but now includes content from the new services that have been added since that last sale. Some of these sales include 25 apps at 25 cents, and collections of digital content across their movies, books, and music collections.If you’ve never purchased any digital content from Google, this sale is a good reason to check it out. The “25 albums that changed the world” collection includes everything from Daft Punk’s Discovery album and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, to Patsy Cline and John Coltrane collections. The “25 banned books” collection is a set of 99 cent books ranging from Albert Einstein to The Werewolf of Paris. Google has also put together a collection of movies at prices that are moderately discounted from the usual pricing, which includes new titles like Battleship as well as popular comedies like Superbad and Pineapple Express. The collection also includes some family friendly titles like the Lorax, Hugo, and TinTin. Most of the movie deals only apply to rentals, leaving the full price for anyone who wants to buy and own the films.All of the content purchased from the Google Play Store is available to watch on anything connected to your Google Account, which includes most web browsers and all Android devices that are Play Store certified.The star of the sale is, of course, the 25 cent apps that are available through the weekend. There are plenty of games in the sale, like Angry Birds Space Premium and Symphony of Eternity. There are a couple of great productivity apps as well, especially OfficeSuite Pro 6 which is usually prices at $15.In previous sales Google has cycled out different apps every day to offer more options to those interested in trying out new apps for 25 cents, but so far all of the apps that were available yesterday are still available today. It’s interesting to note that almost every app that is on sale for 25 cents in the Play Store is also on sale for 25 cents in the amazon App Store, so even Kindle Fire users can take advantage of some of this promotion.After the 10 billion download milestone, Android enthusiast Shen Ye predicted almost to the day that Google would reach 25 billion downloads. Using the same technique he used to estimate the last milestone, Shen’s graph puts the 50 billion download mark at the end of June 2013. Given the even increasing number of Android device activations each day, it would be very exciting to see Google pass 50 billion downloads next June.last_img

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