Google Play recently hit the 25 billion app download mark. To celebrate the milestone, it is offering some discounts on some content available in the store.
The top 14 apps have been marked down 75%. This covers apps such as Angry Birds Space Premium, The Cat in the Hat Granny Smith, Runtastic PRO, Ocean HD, Asphalt 7: Heat, Draw Something, Clouds & Sheep Premium, Let’s Create! Pottery, Tasks, Sudoku, NFL Kicker 13, OfficeSuite Pro 6, and Symphony of Eternity. These apps are now available for only $0.25. The price, it may be noted, is also in line with the 25 billion downloads.
Apart from apps, Google Play is also giving discounts on movies, books, and magazines. These are grouped in different categories including 25 Movies To Own, 25 Albums That Changed The World, 25 Top Selling Issues, and 25 Modern Classics For $0.99.
The prices across these kinds of content are not uniform. The most inexpensive of the set are the modern classic books such as “Being and Nothingness” by Jean-Paul Sartre, “The Werewolf of Paris” by Guy Endore, and “Essays in Humanism” by Albert Einstein. These books cost only $0.99.
Prices vary for the “25 Albums That Changed The World” category. This set includes “Parachutes” by Coldplay, “The Fame” by Lady Gaga, “Weezer” by Weezer, “Good Girl Gone Bad” by Rihanna, “The College Dropout” by Kanye West, and “Discovery” by Daft Punk.
Among the films included in the “Movies To Own” category, meanwhile, are “The Lorax,” “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express.”
It may be recalled that Google Play offered similar discounts when the Android Market, its former name, reached 10 billion app downloads. During that time, Google offered top-selling Android games for only $0.10. Prices were likewise slashed when the Android Market changed its name to Google Play last March.
Many of these discounts are available not only through the Google Play Store, however. Kindle Fire users may download most of the same content on the Amazon App Store for a lower price, as well.