Android Market Reaches 10 Billion Downloads – .10 cent Apps Celebration

You might be asking yourself, “Why is Colby talking about Android on his photography blog?”, which is actually  a very good question now that I think about it. The reality of the photography industry is that it has always heavily leaned towards Apple and the IOS mobile devices such as the iphone and the ipad. While there is certainly nothing wrong with those devices, they are not for everyone. Android is making large strides in the mobile device market and with their next operating system, dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich” (don’t ask), they have narrowed the gap on providing a seamless and sleek user interface that matches that of Apple. Many Android phones offer USB host support, full stylus pressure sensitivity support (ICS), 1080p HDMI mirroring, expandable Micro SD slots, Quad Core Processors (coming soon) and an energetic development community…there is a lot to like.

As it stands I am also starting to work closely with Google & Android to help provide direct feedback when it comes to the needs of photographers. There are alot of amazing things coming out over the next year and I can promise you that the people working on Android are devoted and stoked about what is to come.


As I title of this blog suggests, Google, in just over 3 years, was able to reach 10 billion downloads in its Android Market. To celebrate this feat, they have knocked down the price on 10 different apps each day, for 10 days (Starting on December 6th). Here are all of the apps that have been discounted. Enjoy!

Day 1: (December 6th, 2011)

  • Asphalt 6
  • Color & Draw for kids: phone ed
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Field Runners HD
  • Great Little War Game
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition
  • Paper Camera
  • SketchBook Mobile
  • SoundHound
  • Swiftkey X Keyboard

DAY 2: (December 7th, 2011)

  • Beautiful Widgets
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Reckless Racing (HD Version )
  • Star Chart
  • Read it Later Pro
  • Christmas HD
  • AirSync by DoubleTwist
  • Flick Golf!
  • NFL Rivals
  • The Bernstein Bears Bedtime Battle

DAY 3: (December 8th, 2011)

  • Talking Tom Cat 2
  • Reckless Getaway
  • ADW EX Launcher
  • Tetris
  • Space Physics
  • Can Knockdown 2
  • Homerun Battle 3D
  • Toki Tori
  • Kids Learn to Read
  • Blue Skies Donation Wallpaper

DAY 4: (DECEMBER 9TH, 2011)

  • Need for Speed Shift
  • Toddler Spanish
  • Shazam Encore
  • Sentinel 3: Homeworld
  • Farm Frenzy
  • Jelly Defense
  • Spirit HD
  • Game Dev Story
  • Baseball Superstars 2011
  • My Beach HD

DAY 5: (December 10, 2011)

  • Apparatus
  • Drop 7
  • The Sims 3
  • Asphalt 6 (Again?)
  • SlideIT Keyboard
  • Snowfall Live Wallpaper
  • Season Zen HD
  • Pano
  • Age of Zombies
  • Kids Connect the Dots

DAY 6: (December 11, 2011)

  • Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO (Repeat)
  • Great Little War Game (Repeat)
  • BackStab HD
  • SimCity Deluxe (and for those not in USA : SimCity Deluxe)
  • Captain America
  • Backbreaker Football
  • Raging Thunder
  • Jenga
  • NFL 3D Live Wallpaper Unlocked
  • Just Me and My Mom

DAY 7: (December 12, 2011)

  • Doodle Jump
  • Flight Control
  • Blow Up
  • When I Get Bigger
  • Block Breaker 3
  • Roll in the Hole (Rest of World)
  • Flick Soccer
  • Super KO Boxing 2
  • Beautiful Widgets (Repeat)
  • Sound Hound (Repeat)

DAY 8: (December 13, 2011)

  • Where’s My Water?
  • Train Conductor 2: USA
  • FlightTrack
  • All By Myself
  • Instant Heart Rate – Pro
  • HD Widgets
  • Flick Golf (Repeat)
  • Shazam Encore (Repeat)
  • Slide IT Keyboard (Repeat)
  • Christmas HD (Repeat)
  • SketchBook Mobile (Repeat)

DAY 9: (December 14, 2011)

  • SwiftKey X (Repeat)
  • Sleepy Jack
  • Deer Hunter 3D
  • ezPDF Reader
  • Tank Riders
  • MX Moto
  • Guns’n’Glory
  • Toddler Tapping Zoo

DAY 10: (December 15th, 2011)

  • Sentinel  3
  • Shine Runner
  • Talking Ben The Dog
  • Heavy Gunner 3D
  • Puffle Launch
  • Apparatus
  • Camera Zoom FX
  • Star Chart
  • Colour and Draw for Kids
  • TileStorm HD

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