'Free app of the week' section quietly disappears from Google Play2
The promotional section went live in the U.S. in late March, and for the short time of its existence, offered two games on the house – Chameleon Run and Card Wars – Adventure Time. We were hoping that the company would develop the idea and turn it into a staple of its Play Store, similar to Apple's free app of the week on the App Store. Alas.
Google piloted 'Free app of the week' in the U.S., but it seems like the company has quietly pulled the plug on its experiment. Whether the section will return in a more fleshed-out form, or whether it's gone for good, remains to be seen. We are hoping for the former.
The section was previously accessible in the U.S. via this link (currently yields a 404 error).