Google Play is celebrating its 25 billionth download with some discounted deals for the next five days. Google says it is now home to 675,000 apps and games. Google Play topped 20 billion app installations back in June.
A collection of apps will be available for 25 cents from some of the world’s top developers including Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more. Some special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and our 25 top selling magazines, are also available at special prices.
At the iPhone 5 media event a few weeks ago, Apple said their App Store now has more than 700,000 applications, with 250,000 of those written specifically for the iPad. Apple’s App Store topped 25 billion downloads in early March, nearly 7 months before Google. Apple’s App Store launched three months before Google Play, then known as the Android Market, in 2008, but Apple had a significant head start in iPhone sales at the time.