Google Play hits 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps, celebrates with a sale
We all knew this day was coming, but the questions was when. Well, thanks to Android Australia reader Ray we now know that the Google Play Store has hit an incredible milestone.
I remember reporting at the end of 2011/beginning 2012 that Google Play had hit that elusive 10 billion mark. Now, just a meagre 10 months later I am reporting that there have been another 2.5 times the apps downloaded.
Google has also announced that there are now 675,000 applications on the Google Play Store, making it one of the most developed for operating systems around. But, you wouldn’t think Google would announce something this exciting and not give us users something back. Well, your right! Here’s what El Goog said in the blog post:
… to celebrate we’re offering some great discounts for the next five days.
All applications on sale will go for just 25 cents, which for any price is a great discount. Applications on offer will be offered by these top developers:
- Electronic Arts
- Full Fat and more.
- 25 movies you must own
- 25 banned books
- 25 albums that changed the world
- 25 top selling magazines
Of course, Australia doesn’t have access to magazines, music or movie purchases. We can’t expect to see these offers come down under, expect the 25 banned books offers an intriguing prospect.
Without further ado, here’s some nice closing words from the Google blog post -
Twenty-five billion is more than twice the distance, in miles, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled since its launch 35 years ago. It’s the amount of time, in minutes, that have passed since some of our earliest ancestors began to set foot in Europe. And now, thanks to all of you, it’s a Google Play milestone. We look forward to the next 25 billion.