Google Play Hits 25 Billion App Downloads, Holds Sale

Google has today announced that they have crossed 25 billion app downloads threshold from Google Play, to celebrate the milestone they are holding a sale which gives us Android gamers a chance to grab a bargain.

First up is the chance to grab titles like the premium, ad-free versions of perenial favourites Angry Birds Space, Clouds & Sheep, Draw Something, Asphalt 7 as well as the amazing RPG, Symphony Of Eternity. Alongside games like these are a variety of apps, with the promise that these deals will be updated daily during the celebratory period.


“Every day you’ll be able to choose from a collection of apps from some of the world’s top developers including Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more,” says the release.

“And all for just 25 cents/pence. We’ll also be offering some special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and our 25 top selling magazines, all at special prices.”

So if you’ve recently grabbed a Nexus7, Samsung Galaxy S3 or simply fancy building your collection on your older device just visit the specially curated area in the Google Play app on your device, or via the webpage here.

Source: Android Blog.



  1. 25p is crazy. Like, proper crazy. :)

  2. If anyone has ever enjoyed an 8/16-bit RPG I can’t recommend Symphony Of Eternity enough. Bargain

  3. The only time I ever paid actual money for something on android market as it was back then, I got charged an admin fee of £2.50, making and 80p purchase or whatever it was a lot more expensive. Is this still the case?

    • Nope, I’ve bought quite a bit off Android Market & Google Play, always paid whatever it said

    • I got charged extra too :S

      Always got charged a bit extra than what the actual price was, glad I stuck with iPhone.

      • ive been charged an overseas fee before when i bought Game Dev Story, other than that no

    • Some prices are excluding VAT, so occassionally get charged VAT on top of asking price, but always warns me before I commit.

  4. ha, funny thing is i recently picked up both a nexus 7 and galaxy s3, will pretty much be grabbing all these as 25p is a crazy price!

    • just realised I have a fair bit of my £15 that you get when you grab a nexus 7, result!

  5. Someone, somewhere is complaining about not converting the currency correctly.
    “F*** you google! shud be 16.5p!!!!!!”

  6. Took my 300T pad out of the cupboard, browsed the store, powered it back down and picked up my iPad.
    I feel sad that the store and Android doesn’t interest me at the moment, and I blame the Evil Empire for tempting me away :(

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