MOBILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has boasted that its Google Play store, formerly known as the Android Market, has hit 25 billion downloads.
In a blog post, Google talked up the fact that its Android app store has reached the landmark 25 billion downloads figure, adding that Google Play is now home to over 675,000 apps and games. In comparison, Apple revealed earlier this month that it's App Store houses 700,000 apps. Back in June it announced that it had hit 30 billion app downloads.
To celebrate closing the gap between itself and Apple, Google will be offering apps at heavily discounted prices for the next five days.
It said, "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. And all for just 25 cents.
"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."
It looks like Google might overtake Apple sooner than we expected. µ
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