This week, the number of apps downloaded from the Android Market passed 10 billion. 10 billion! It’s an incredible milestone, made even more incredible by the fact that the last billion downloads were all during the last month.
To celebrate, Google are running a sale, where they’re selling a selection of apps for just $0.10 each (or £0.10, if you’re in the UK, and I assume similar prices elsewhere). And they’re really good apps, in my opinion! I hesitate to mention which, since by now you’ve already missed them, but we’ve seen SwiftKey X, Flick Golf, and doubleTwist, to name just three.
To check the apps out for yourself, head over to market.android.com and click the banner on the front page. The apps change every day for ten days (we’re currently on Day 3), so check back repeatedly over the next week!
Verzion’s recent release of the iPhone 4 on their CDMA-based network is a big event for those inclined to use Apple’s mobile operating system. We’re sure that this will mean some migration to iPhone for some Android users who opted for Android, only because it was available on Verizon. But the main question is, how big will this migration be?
Today we’ll look at how big the impact on Android sales may be, and examine what happened in the UK.