Dec 12 AT 9:02 AM Nick Gray 109 Comments

Google’s 10 cent deals – Day 7

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We’re coming into the final stretch of Google’s ten cent paid app promotion. Today’s ten cent apps are up with a few repeats mixed in for those who may have missed the first few days of the promotion. With only a few more days left of ten cent apps, we’d like to encourage you to click the social sharing buttons to the left to get the word out to as many of your friends and connections as possible.

I know games are fun and great time wasters, but would any of you like to see more useful apps make Google’s ten cent list?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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    • BiGMERF

      By the wy.. they need to ease off the games and give us productivity apps….

      • desean

        Me too. I would Root Explorer would be one of them but I think the chance is quite low considering it requires root (i.e. not for all devices out of box)

        • riiight…

          riiight and multiple touch screen/top of the line 3d games are for “all devices out of the box” more like every device with high end specs -_- if a Nexus One isn’t even compatible with some of the games they post up I don’t think that’s an excuse I thought that too but clearly that’s not the case…. there’s probably a heck of a lot more rooted devices out there, either they didn’t bother to think of the rooted community/couldn’t get the developers into the promotion which can be hard to believe but is possible or hey maybe they will surprise us on day 10! if not in rooted apps but in nice utility/tool/what not apps… they used an icon from that Flight Tracker app so I assume that will be a 10 cent app soon enough unless something went wrong there or it was a random image being used.

      • LukeT32

        And most of the games wont work on my OG Droid either…..

        • BiGMERF

          some of these do not work on my Gnex either but i bought them anywy.. knowing it will be updated at some point

          • Slith

            And since they are connected to your account they should work on any future Android products you may buy. That’s my plan.

        • jdawg334

          If you go on through the Android market on your PC and log in it will tell you whether or not the app/game will work on your device. I haven’t run into a game from the market that didn’t work on my OG Droid. Onlive Games are all choppy though and cause major problems.

      • Thomas Biard

        I agree. I feel like productivity apps are the ones that show exactly how useful an Android device is in every aspect of life.

      • WarDrake

        Yeah, i agree, more apps would be nice, i have all the games i want for a while ^_^

      • Trevor Cameron

        Agree 100%! It’s been a really nice gesture but I already have most of the productivity apps, and there are too many games!

      • dr3amcast3r

        I for one, don’t really understand why they’re focusing mostly on games… Altought a repost of minecraft would be nice.
        I would actually enjoy a few more productivity apps, like a good diagram editor, a good note book, spb shell 3d (dreaming), a good 3g data monitor (3G Watchdog as exemple).

        And, while I enjoy games (loved Simcity deluxe) I really need productivity tools

        (sorry for the bad english)

      • Legend

        Easing off those ‘little critter’ books should be #1 on their list of to-do’s. Am I the only one who thinks those critters are nightmare material!?

      • Sean the Electrofreak

        Agreed. And, Beautiful Widgets… again?!

      • Kam_Pewter

        I’d be happy if they’d just replace some of the repeats with productivity apps. I bought Sound Hound on Day 1… then they offered Shazam on Day 3(ish) and I bought that too, because I’m medium pimping like that. Now it’s Day 7 and we’re back to Sound Hound!?

  • tupz

    another great selection!

  • booyootoo

    Don’t see anything I like this round (Already got me some beautifull widgets…)

    Please some great productivity apps? in stead of all these games.

  • WGeorgeCook

    Yes! I do love games from time to time, but when there were bunches of apps I would actually use (day 1 was my biggest buy) I was more inclined to actually purchase some of them

  • keridel

    i have to say it’s all a bit heavy on the games now.

    i prefer the apps. got lots of games which is great but i want different stuff lol

  • dl22

    Ha, we don’t have any children yet, but someday, they are going to be treated to all kinds of games/stories from the 10billion promotion!

    • Dan Jones

      You’ll probably have a different device when you do have kids, and even if you are still using an Android device, there’s no guarantee these apps will still be available, or that they’ll work with newer devices. They might work on Gingerbread, but we can’t be sure that Oceanhouse Media will make sure their ebooks will still work on White Chocolate.

    • Varemenos

      Thats one smart comment for a parent, lets hook my kids to mobile gaming so it wont get unhooked ever again

  • ArticulateFool

    I like games, but I also like more productive apps. I would love to see more of them worked in.

    Note: by no means am i complaining about this amazing sale!

    • raichleb

      Completely agree. This has been fun, but I find myself grabbing fewer each day. I didn’t get any, today, but that’s because I already have Beautiful Widgets, which I think is a great app.

  • amgala

    I’m glad I’ve been able to buy some of my free Amazon apps through the Android Market for cheap! No more having to wait longer for updates (well for those apps anyways)!

  • staryoshi

    I’m glad that there are a few repeats… I have to catch up since I mised the first few days while I was searching for a new phone. This sale is a great “welcome back to Android” for me :D I do want to see a few more apps though.

  • rutgers2k

    We need couple business apps.

  • thekaz

    Thanks, Verizon.. I cannot download Soundhound because I am still on my crappy Droid Eris instead of my shiny new Nexus…

    • Dan Jones

      Buy it from the Market Website, then when you’re on a better phone, you can install it.

      • thekaz

        I tried that. it won’t let me. you need a valid device to install it on. :(

  • James Conley

    lol looks like they are running out of ideas if they are already repeating themselves.

  • Sam Savitt

    great apps! once again, two duplicates though…

  • dpleus

    I got Beautiful Widgets earlier during the promotion, and I have to say it’s a nice app. I agree that in general these are a bunch of great time killers, especially Block Breaker 3! I love these Breakout/Arkanoid clones, and with this being a Gameloft app, you know the graphics and gameplay will be top notch.

    And, if you don’t have Soundhound, I highly recommend it. I prefer it to Shazam, mainly because of the widget implementation. Where as Shazam seems to keep a stream of songs being tagged, Soundhound displays the last song you tagged, which I prefer to a stream of songs.

  • Aleksandar Simov

    great… Block Breaker 3 is in HD

  • David Hughes

    My credit card company called me to verify all these .10 charges, told them there is 4 more days of these amount of charges

    • CheekyBroad

      I’m waiting for mine to call me because I thought of the same thing since the only charges I have on there in the past week are all .10 charges to help me melt my brain with games.

      • tobinandandroid

        I have been buying lots of games. I have one final exam left then I plan on playing games for days and days. Hooray winter break!

  • Martjn2

    Suck it all apple fanboys! market>app store

    like if you agree!!

  • frmorrison

    I got block breaker 3, it looks interesting.

    I think it is fine if some apps are repeated, in case people missed it the first time.

  • alxrock

    It’s great having all these apps for 10 cents and having a second chance to pick up a few that were from earlier days that may have been missed.

    But it would be nice to have a fresh new 10 apps each day.

  • taketheleap

    And people wonder why I push Android over Apple.

    … it’s for things like this sale.

    Thanks for the vindication, Google.

  • jax5ter

    wish they would mark down modern combat in this 10cent game deal

  • Louis A

    more goodys, nice!

  • goncalossilva

    Once again, great selection! I wish there were more apps and less games… oh well, games are fun anyway :D

  • andystolemywallet

    I don’t regret paying in full for Beautiful Widgets. But two days out of ten is rubbing it in. I’m hoping they are saving the best for last; no dumb apps like Talking Benji or whatever (my personal opinion).

  • Conduitz

    Is it too much to ask wanting them to release locale for 10 cents?

    • Dan Jones

      I’d prefer Tasker, but I suppose I’d take Locale if offered.

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  • mblaszlo

    Just waiting and waiting for useful apps instead of entertaining ones :( Seems like game developers are more into discounting, and most probably, it is not worth to make offers on really good utilities.

    • tobinandandroid

      That’s what makes it cool that apps like Beautiful Widgets, Soundhound, and Doubletwist Airsync all did the discount. Those are some of the biggest apps that helped Android Market get to 10 billion!

  • nmoline

    I have too many games as it is. I can’t remember the last time I completed an entire game on my phone.

  • HoLfElDeR

    It would be nice to have more app witgets, system tools etc. then games, games are nice but app are more usfeul

  • Rob Vermeij

    Again too many games and again some same shit that have been on sale before :( Google where is your creativity?!

    • Rob Vermeij

      I mean, not that I’m not gratefull but still… :-(

      • Jahmon

        I don’t get it they have 100000+ apps on the market and they stll have duplicate offers?
        Less games more apps would be welcome

  • mikesuds

    I have bought every single app that’s been offered for $0.10 (except for the children oriented apps)… I love it! Can’t wait to actually be able to use them on my new Nexus :)

  • mavensage

    As usual I buy the ones I like, especially the Gameloft ones. :-)

    • Megz

      I do like gameloft games! Always up to par. But I do also wish for more productivity apps

  • ramenchef

    Decent selection, but would really like more variety than just games and repeats.

  • ariesness

    I have to say I’m slightly disappointed :( I was hoping to see more productivity apps and less games. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow!

  • vikm

    It kinda sucks that the Kids apps are for english ppl only.

  • Brook Marin

    I’d love to see some good Web development IDE’s with syntax highlighting and ftp integration so I can fix issues on the fly… I’ve downloaded more games than I can keep up with… now it’s time for work

  • BrendanL79

    Sharing buttons are to the right, not the left. For me at least.

  • Stella

    I shouldn’t complain about 10 cent apps but I’m tired of the games. I downloaded a handful of games but I really wish we got apps from the other categories (i.e. productivity, finance, media, lifestyle, social, etc.),

  • poke50uk

    “Flight Control” <3

  • inerdtia

    Agreed with the headline. Plus, some of the titles re-appear on subsequent days, and some of the options look rather random. They should have done the top apps from each app category on each day.

  • Patricio Acuña

    ok google you are failing it now give me a good app no more games >_> PLEASE, also more ICS >_>

  • vid500

    Great thing to make them just 0,10€, but I would realy be happyer if they would put into the selection some apps and not just games. But otherwise realy a grat deal. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance for grat deals.

  • Donnieace

    Have they released the Flight Track app yet? I see the icon displayed with the other ones when you open the app market.

  • civy76

    Great that they are repeating some apps. I missed the first day and was waiting for SoundHound to reapper. 10 cents!

  • Dave Kratter

    The one app I really wanted, Block Breaker 3, doesn’t even work on my Evo 3D. Come on Gameloft, you can’t ignore the entire Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset line!

  • Trinhbo

    Sweet picked up Block Breaker 3, Flight Control, and Super KO Boxing 2 (sgs2).

  • nault89

    Yes to the productivity / useful apps!

  • Ilyse Rose

    I’d love to see more useful apps instead of just games and kids apps and repeats. Come on something with productivity, like Tasker!

  • Robert Whittaker

    I’d like a custom lock screen widget. Then I could have a total custom UI for $0.30

    • Dan Jones

      WidgetLocker Lock Screen is not free, but worth the money. I love it.

  • zyphbear

    I would like to see a wider ranger of the ten cents apps, especially since many games don’t run on all devices, but most productivity/social apps run on pretty much all devices, including tablets. This ended up being another day I didn’t get any of them.

  • Alvin B.

    The selection had gotten worse every day, agreed. It looks to me like they are targeting kids with this, since adults are more likely to pay full price for apps anyway. Whatever the reason, google is screwing up the Pr here. This looks like a sale that was supposed to be exciting but they’ve turned it into a complete disappointment to anyone who doesn’t play games all day long.

  • T.C.

    I’ll 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. all the comments on the poor selection. Seemed promising when the first day (I think it was the 1st day) they had Beautiful Widgets, but been down hill since then.

    Here’s to hoping for more adult oriented app deals in the coming 3 days.

  • Adryan maldonado

    Yes a few more useful apps would really be appreciated

  • rashad360

    Wow, all of them are games except for two. And those two were already on sale earlier. FAIL

  • Lewis McGeary

    Disappointed, sound hound and beautiful widgets are good, but repeats.

    • Dan Jones

      I intended to get Beautiful Widgets the first time, but forgot to. I’m glad it was repeated.

  • behzadbayat

    Come on google, make some useful apps on discount, not only games.

  • Fabio R

    i want rom manager and titanium backup for 10 cents :)

  • GrendelJapan

    Like others, I definitely have way more games than I can play already. I wonder if game makers are more likely to be on the discount list because of in-game purchases.

  • Deeds

    Ahh too many games

  • Dan Jones

    Beautiful Widgets are pretty nice. A lot like the widgets on my wife’s HTC Dinc2.

    Block Breaker 3: Plenty of Breakout/Arkanoid clones available. I don’t see why I should even pay 10 cents for one.

    Blow Up: I liked it better when it had birds and pigs.

    Roll in the Hole: Looks cute and fun, but I doubt I’ll pay for it. Maybe Amazon will make it the App of the Day someday.

    Any Mercer Mayer book: I love Mercer Mayer books, but I’m not handing my phone to my kids for them to read it. I’d rather have a physical copy.

    The others: meh.

  • humidity

    Gonna try Doodle Jump! Heard it’s awesome!

    • Dan Jones

      It’s not bad. I prefer Abduction 2.

    • jdawg334

      Doodle Jump is fun and definitely a steal at .10.

      Extreme Droid Jump is very fun also and is similar to doodle except its all droid related things in the game.

  • Abdul

    Google is favouring fun makers and time wasters and ignoring serious android users. Very unfair

  • smith324

    The dev’s on Reddit are having their own sale to celebrate the 10 billion downloads.

  • lufy0000

    Not the same ones again……ah…no serious productive apps at all……

  • Omar Santiago

    yeah too many games and repeats for me… i find myself buying less and less everyday lets hope day 10 have big suprises!!

  • jdawg334

    I got Beautiful widgets full months ago for full price and Its one of the best Widget apps.

    Doodle Jump is a good game-Amazon had it free one day and I got it through them

    Soundhound is neat-got it free through Amazon a while back also.

  • jefflarkin

    I’ve learned over the past week that I’ll buy almost anything for a dime. =/

  • cb2000a

    Yes…it would be nice to see more apps in this sale. Mostly games…maybe a flight tracker app? (hint hint).

  • Adam Clark

    Good! i missed out buying Beautiful Widgets first time around. now i can buy it!

  • Hall Lo

    Now that my G2 is flooded with lots of games xD thanks Google!

  • thechad

    Love it!

  • minimage

    I think the most positive thing I can about today’s selections is that I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s selections. *sigh*

  • xfaith

    Well i am with the rest of the group, need more apps, less games.

  • aranea

    They have the Beautiful widgets again today.

  • zippyioa

    Not feeling any love for today’s apps, even at 10p :(

  • Samar

    Loving these 10 cent deals..Keep ‘em coming.

  • PiTTDRoiD

    This is a vice ….. I have already bought just 10 apps

  • donger

    buy them all!

  • sgumer

    some more great apps. gotta see what i need.