Google has announced that 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market, which is currently growing at 1 billion downloads every month.
The massive growth of the platform’s app downloads likely has a lot to do with the fact that there are 550,000 Android phones activated every day, with a total of 130M devices as of July and 190M in October. During the Q2 earnings call in July, Eric Schmidt said that about 6B apps had been downloaded. That’s where the 1B downloads a month metric comes from.
Obviously more than 190M devices are now on the market, but since those are the most recent numbers, we can estimate that there is somewhere around 53 apps installed per Android device this is up somewhat from the 46 per device in July. By comparison, iOS users downloaded 83 apps per device in 2011.
In order to celebrate the milestone, Google is partnering with some marquee Android app developers to offer a bunch of apps each day for 10c each. The promotion will go on for the next 10 days.
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
Beautiful Widgets Fruit Ninja Reckless Racing Reckless Racing PLAY (Xperia PLAY optimized) Star Chart Read It Later Pro Christmas HD AirSync by doubleTwist Flick Golf! NFL Rivals BB - Bedtime Battle
ADWLauncher EX Homerun Battle 3D Talking Tom Cat 2 Space Physics Reckless Getaway Blue Skies Donation Wallpaper TETRIS Can Knockdown 2 Toki Tori Kids Learn To Read
Need For Speed Shift Sentinel 3: Homeworld Shazam Encore Spirit HD Farm Frenzy Game Dev Story My Beach HD Baseball Superstars 2011 Jelly Defense Paper Camera (again)
Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO Great Little War Game SimCity Deluxe (for non-US users: SimCity Deluxe) Backbreaker Football Raging Thunder BackStab HD Captain America Jenga Just Me and My Mom NFL 3D Live Wallpaper Unlocked
SoundHound Beautiful Widgets Flick Soccer! Doodle Jump Flight Control Block Breaker 3 Unlimited HD SUPER KO BOXING! 2 Roll in the Hole - US, Rest of the world When Blow Up
Flick Golf Slide IT Keyboard Sketchbook Mobile Where’s My Water Christmas HD HD Widgets Instant Heart Rate PRO Flight Track Train Conductor 2 Shazam Encore All By Myself - Little Critter Color & Draw for kids HD
Sleepy Jack Deer Hunter 3D ezPDF Reader Tank Riders ZENONIA COLLAPSE! MX Moto Guns'n'Glory Toddler Tapping Zoo Icebreaker Hockey (available only on some devices) SwiftKey X
- Camera Zoom FX
- Shine Runner
- Puffle Launch
- Talking Ben The Dog
- Heavy Gunner 3D
- TileStorm HD
- Majesty: Fantasy Kingdom
- Sentinel 3
- Star Chart
- Color and Draw for Kids phone edition
You can hit up the 10 Billion Apps promo section of the Android Market to see the choices each day.
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