Google Hits 25 Billion App Downloads

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Google have celebrated 25 million app downloads by offering customers the chance to buy up apps for just 25 cents.

Apps continue to grow in popularity with Android users and now Google is hot on the heels of their biggest rival, Apple.

Google made the announcement on Wednesday and immediately also unveiled their special offer of specially selected apps that they will be selling for five days at the discounted price of 25 cents each or 25 pence.

The apps on offer come from their list of more than 675,000 titles with many coming from top app developers including Rovio, Full Fat and Electronic Arts.

The special offers will also extend across other collections available for Android users including lists such as “25 albums that changed the world”, “25 banned books” and “25 movies you must own” with these titles available to download for just 99 pence.

Jamie Rosenberg, the director of digital content at Google said: “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 is a Google Play milestone.  We look forward to the next 25 billion.”

The 25 billion mark is impressive but it was Apple who reached it first with their apps.  Apple hit 25 billion app downloads back in March and celebrated by awarding Chunli Fu from the eastern city of Qingdao in China with €10,000.  Chunli Fu was the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app and received the prize after he downloaded a free version of the Disney game “Where’s My Water?”.

Meanwhile, Google has also celebrated another milestone today (September 27)  with their 14th birthday.

To mark the event Google has released a doodle to celebrate the anniversary of when two Stanford university students came together to form the company that would soon change the entire landscape of the internet.

The animated Google doodle features a chocolate cake with the word Google written on the top and candles in the Google colours.  The cake soon becomes wrapped in a Google coloured cloth under the cake and then shows 14 candles to mark the day.

Google has only celebrated their birthday on September 27 since 2005 when they changed the date to coincide with their announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine was then indexing.

Before 2005 the Google birthday landed on September 7, the day that Google became a fully incorporated company.


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