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Android's Google Play store turns one year old today

Celebrates with discounted apps and cake
Wed Mar 06 2013, 16:28
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GOOGLE PLAY is celebrating its first birthday today, and is doing so by giving away free and cheap Android applications.

Well, it's not really Google Play's first birthday, but it is exactly a year to the day since Google rebranded its Android applications store.

"It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the interwebs to offer the best in digital content," Google said on Wednesday.

"Since the best parties are the ones that send you home with a present, today we celebrate our birthday with a festive goodie bag full of gifts."

Don't get too excited though, as The INQUIRER team hasn't been too overwhelmed by Google's offer of discounts and cheap apps. Sure, you can pick up Need for Speed for a cool £1.50 and Plants vs Zombies for £0.99, but we're sure not many of you will be excited by the news that The Smurfs Movie can now be picked up for £3.99.

You can check out all of Google's limited edition Google Play offers here.

Still, not one to throw a bad party, Google also launched Google Play gift cards in the UK today. These are available to buy from Tesco and Morrisons, and can be picked up in £10, £25 and £50 variants - so now there's no excuse for not getting your Android loving friend a birthday gift.

These gift cards, much like Apple iTunes vouchers, can be used apps, games, books, movies, music and magazines for Android tablets or smartphones. µ


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