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Google Play promotion: 25 top apps for only 49 cents each

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Google Play promotion: 25 top apps for only 49 cents each
Now that Google has decided to re-brand the Android Market and its other stores as Google Play, the Mountain View based tech giant seeks to promote the change by offering a sale on 25 popular apps. The price of these apps, mostly games, are now just 49 cents and includes TuneIn Radio Pro, an app that allows you to find radio stations anywhere based on genre and you can even record what you are listening to. Another app offered by Google for 49 cents is Endomondo Sports Tracker which keeps track of your fitness plan and acts like a virtual coach. What is interesting about the latter app is that RIM is giving it away for free with their own App World promotion. Does that mean that Google is 49 cents less generous than RIM is?

Among the games that are now available at 49 cents are EA's Dead Space and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, N.O.V.A. 2 from Gameloft, Full Fat's NFL Flick Quarterback, and Asphalt 6 : Adrenaline from GameLoft. For those who like to dabble with third party virtual QWERTY keyboards, the SwiftKey X Keyboard is also 49 cents. For a complete list of apps on sale, visit the sourcelink.

source: GooglePlay via IntoMobile

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posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:01 8

1. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

I hate it when companies have to change something that's perfectly fine, and in some cases like this one, make it worse... play is a verb not a noun. A market is a noun and the name android market in my opinion sounds great and describes what it actually is, a marketplace for android phones. Google play sounds like some video game company or something, plus it has no ring to it.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 23:01

8. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Actually, a play is a noun. To play is a verb, so it can be both...

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:10 6

2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

Completely agree. Sounds dumb. If it isnt broken,dont fix it. I want an APP market for just that,apps!!! Not someplace where I can shop for movies,books,etc,etc.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 13:00

9. pyroscott (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

The Android Market already sold books and movies.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:23 4

3. oddmanout (Posts: 443; Member since: 22 May 2009)

So pissed when I saw that they listed shadow gun with this deal. I just paid 5 bucks for it yesterday! But I definitely recommend it if you like shooting games with excellent graphics.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:30

5. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Contact customer care, maybe they'll offer a refund

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:25 4

4. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

@Saamic: I agree, I didn't have a problem with the Android Market concept. Unless this allows non-google-certified devices (like the cheap tablets and such) access to the Market (or whatever), I don't see this as a positive change.
Also, "play" can be a noun. It's both an activity and a style of theatre.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_(activity)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:26

7. Saamic (Posts: 119; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

Thanks for that I didn't know.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 19:10

6. ljruble (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

But when they have "play the hunger games" to read the book. That sounds so dumb. Doesn't even make sense.... Come on google! Just because you're changing the name doesn't mean you have to put "play"with everything.

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