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Google Play Store Surpasses 25 Billion Downloads, 675,000 Apps

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After announcing that Google Play had reached 15 billion downloads back in May, Google has today announced that its store has now surpassed the 25 billion downloads milestone, with more than 675,000 apps and games now available to Android smartphones and tablets.

The celebrate this momentous achievement, Google is offering apps, books, music, and movies for as little as $0.25 over the next five days. Included in the deal is a whole host of games from big-name developers like Electronic Arts, Gameloft, and Rovio.

Google held a similar promotion back in December 2011 when the Android Market surpassed 10 billion downloads, then again in March when the service was rebranded to Google Play. The company is expected to announce more discounts later today, according to The Verge.

In comparison, Apple’s App Store — Google Play’s biggest competitor — had reached 30 billion downloads by June of this year, with more than 650,000 apps and games on offer.

[Via: The Verge]

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