A bunch of Android titles get an unexpected discount, drop to $0.10

A bunch of Android titles get an unexpected discount, drop to $0.10
Some of the most popular titles on the Android Market have suddenly dropped in price to only 10 cents and now seems the best time to get them. With no real warning or any previous indications that the games and apps are to get discounted, this is rather surprising. Could it be a bug in the system? It’s not very likely, but it is possible and if gaming is your passion, we’d suggest hurrying up and getting the deal while it’s still active. Here are the discounted titles:


@pat_huey was among the first ones to see that some titles got a price cut, and Android Central dug for others. There could be more titles we don’t know about, so let us know if you’ve found out about more of those in the comments below. 

Update: Apparently, Google is celebrating 10 billion downloads on the Android Market and is giving away these apps almost for free for 10 days. We for once can't think of a better way to celebrate the popularity of an app store.


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24 Comments

1. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Took advantage of every single one of those... lol :P Now, when I get my Nexus I will have a bunch of cool new apps to use, assuming they have been updated to support ICS.

2. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ha, I just bought them all, which is funny considering that my work pays for my cell phone bill anyway, so technically they are free if I purchase them from my phone and charge them to my Sprint bill yet I bought them over my computer and charged my credit card cause 1) I guess I'm lazy and 2) It cost me less than a $1.00 so why not! :)

24. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Same here, way to lazy to charge it to Sprint

3. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

4shared app makes all of them free anyway.

5. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is a chance to actually support the devs. This way we can have better and better apps on the market.

8. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

I agree where you stand with trying to make developers money, but I don't suppose you buy every song you can to support musicians do you? It's like an oxy moron (not sure how to spell that) to pick and choose who you steal from. C'mon Dmann everyone's doin it!

9. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

In that, you are right. I don´t buy all songs, but I'm not much of a music listener. And that doesn´t justifies keeping the same behaviour in everything. For instance, if there is a new indie band I like, and want it to succeed, I would buy their songs to help them. And I still go to the movies as much as I can. For the ones I don´t think is worth it, I download. Our Netflix has only old movies so is a no go. Just saying that some supporting is better then no supporting. And c´mon dude, it´s 10 cents an app.

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

I agree. $.10 isn't much. Maybe I am just jealous I can't even download any apps (good apps) because my Nexus broke and I am stuck with a Blackberry 9700 until my GS2 get's here. Since my GS2 is free I will most likely spend a bit on apps. BTW these new Bold's they just released have some major touch screen issues.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

stealing from madonna who has already made millions on millions and stealing from the guy that probably made the app in his spare time as a second income are the same thing. .but they are not. madonna can also tour and sell merchandise and make millions that way. the app maker cant. it takes a long time to learn to code and make a great app.

14. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Stealing is stealing. You are using personal judgement to justify who deserves what. I'm sure she started in her moms basement making videos and had to acheive gold by putting effort into her work. If the developer devoted more time into making a better app or more apps his income would go up, then would it justify you stealing an app from him because he is making more money? No, they are the same thing one person is just more successful due to the amount they worked and how much effort they put forth into it.

6. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

$0.10 is pretty much free. If you can spend 100s of $$$ on a new phone, don't be a cheap ass for good software.

4. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Must buy ALL the apps!!!!

7. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Color and draw for children is 10 cents too.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oooh.. great find. just got me some minecraft, swiftkey, and sketchbook. thanks :)

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Its because the market reached 10m download mark

19. davidvvassallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

10 Billion downloads

15. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Meh, only two good apps.

16. davidvvassallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

Lol thank you phonearena i just can't believe i just bought mincraft and sound hound for 10 c each

17. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

android market is promoting 10-cent apps for the next 10 days woot wooot

18. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

there all actually advertised in the main menu section I just found out and there is one more such was said above the color and draw app. Probably Worthless info but for people that are trying to find more apps at the discount those and the Coker one are all of them for that promotion.

20. MichaelR

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I highly recommend Great Little War Game. I love it so much, I've bought it for my iPad, Chrome Browser, and now my Evo. Addictive game.

21. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Does anyone know if tomorrow there´ll be different apps or the same 10 every day?

22. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Android Market has crossed 10Billion downloads, so they are promoting this good news, by giving away such good apps for $ 0.10 for next 10 days............. Nice gesture google....... :)

23. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Jesus, I just bought great little war game for 3 bucks ^T$#^%$@

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