Google has announced yet another huge milestone related to its Android Market. The mobile app powerhouse has surpassed 10 billion total downloads.
Just six months ago Google announced that it had surpassed 6 billion total downloads, which means it almost doubled that number in only six month’s time. The company said it took 21 months to reach its first billion downloads. Recent research from Ovum pegged total mobile app downloads next year at an estimated 18 billion — a sharp increase from the 7.4 billion downloaded in 2010. Ovum also predicted that a total of 8.1 billion of those apps will be Android.
To celebrate the milestone, Google has decided to offer 10 of its premium apps for only $10 cents a piece. These apps include SoundHound, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, SwiftKey X Keyboard, Endomondo Sports Tracker, Great Little War Game, SketchBook Mobile, Fieldrunners HD, Color & Draw for kids:phone ed and Paper Camera.