Android Market hits ten billion downloads, offers ten apps each day for the next ten days – including popular apps such as Swiftkey X, Minecraft, and Asphalt 6 – for $0.10 each to celebrate

Have some extra dimes this holiday season? Android Market has hit ten billion downloads and to celebrate Google is running a promotion for the next ten days. Each day, starting December 6 and lasting until December 16, ten “premium” apps will be sold for a measly $0.10/£0.10/€0.10 each:

Each day will bring a different ten apps; today’s (December 6th’s) apps are shown in the above screenshot. As you can see, there are definitely some attractive apps being sold, such as Swiftkey X, Minecraft, and Asphalt 6; and from the looks of the banner advertisement running on Android Market (the first image shown above), other popular apps will be offered over the next ten days, such as Fruit Ninja and Need for Speed Shift.

So what are you waiting for? Refrain from super-sizing that fast food order and put that extra quarter towards a few premium apps. Hit up the link below on your computer or load up Android Market on your device to start throwing dimes at El Goog (and developers):

Android Market ten billion downloads promotion

[via Engadget]

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  • Ashraf

    @Patara: I think it is like that for most of the world: USA prices tend to be lower than everyone else, probably due to higher demand and lower costs of operations. Of course it’s not for everything, but for many things it holds true.

    Good strategy of buying through USA versions of websites as opposed to localized.

  • Patara

    Same problem in Aust. Our prices can be double the price in US if bought through an Aust site. I try to buy download software online from US paying in US$.
    For example Corel PSPX4 Download version in US is $59 but from the Corel AU site the download version is $99.

  • Ashraf

    @Stuart: Lmao, yeah I wouldn’t either if I were in your shoes.

    For this particular promotion Google is setting the prices, so it doesn’t have anything to do with where the app originates. For Android Market overall, however, apps tends to be similarly priced among different regions of the world with Market automatically doing the conversion for you.

    That said, in general, while I am sure there are Europeans pricing similarly in the reverse, I tend to find this is mostly not the case. In most situations I find either products are priced similarly across regions or the USA products are cheaper. I suppose it is because of a larger market here.

  • Stuart

    We Brits don’t think it’s so funny!
    Does it only apply when the item involved originates in the US?
    I’m sure there are Europeans pricing similarly in reverse!

  • Ashraf

    It’s funny how the Brits (and other Europeans, to an extent) get screwed by having to pay more than us Americans.