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

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



1. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

8. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

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

2. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

9. pyroscott

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

The Android Market already sold books and movies.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 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.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Contact customer care, maybe they'll offer a refund

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

7. Saamic

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Thanks for that I didn't know.

6. ljruble

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 07, 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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