Dec 09 AT 9:04 AM Nick Gray 122 Comments

Google’s 10 cent deals – Day 4

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Today marks the fourth day in Google’s 10 days of 10 premium apps for 10 cents promotion. Once again, the community has found all of the applications before Google has managed to update their page on the Android Market.

Here’s what will be offered for a dime today:

There are a few gems in there, including a few we haven’t really heard of. One thing’s for sure; if any of these titles interest you, you should go ahead and hit the Android Market by clicking any of the links above and download them for yourself.

Via: Android Central

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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  • ndub21

    Good stuff! I wish this happened everyday! It gets me excited to see what will be released next!

    • Anne L.

      Agreed! It would be great advertisement to introduce users to quality, but lesser known, apps.

    • booyootoo

      Over the last few days I bought 6 of the 10 cents apps. And the way I see it now, many more too follow!
      This round i’ll jelly defence and spirit HD.

      Thank you google and androiandme

    • Ilyse Rose

      Yeah, it would be an awesome promo and a great way to get people to start realizing that buying apps is awesome.
      Too many of my friend are willing to spend $10 on a drink but won’t spend $1 on an app that does what they want/need. I have to beg them to try paid apps, even with this deal it was a struggle getting them to buy something like ADW

      • Anthony E

        I have friends like that too. Willing to spend 10 bucks on the stupidest stuff, but will not spend 1 dollar on something that will last them the life of their Google account.


    I already had a few, but got the rest.. except for NFS. wont download for me says. no compatible devices

    • GRRemlin
    • keridel

      thats really odd. mine was happy to download… same device..

    • faun

      I can’t download that either (SGS2), but then I can’t download any EA games from the market – maybe because I’m in the UK?

      • GRRemlin

        There are three versions of NFS in the market and all three are $0.10.
        Try searching “NEED FOR SPEEDâ„¢ Shift” and see if any of them will install for you.

    • Alex

      I am loving this promotion. I’ve bought more apps in the past three days that I have since I first got my G1 in 2008

  • ArticulateFool

    I’m loading up with apps I may never use from these… and it’s great!

  • jenskristian

    Jelly Defense and Game Dev Story looks fun. Will probably buy those.

    • ishbuggy

      Jelly Defense is really fun and looks great on tablets too!

      • ddmart

        Bites into your battery though

  • recycledkarma

    In for Game Dev Story

  • drauks

    So I guess it’s time to play Game Dev Story after all…

  • zyphbear

    A Few interesting apps, can’t wait to see what they have in the next 6 days!

    I do wish I could get a few of these like NFS and buy now to play later when you get a better device like you can on Amazon.

    • brian

      Once you buy the program, its yours forever as long as you use that email. I’ve bought apps and can use on multiple devices.

      • ishbuggy

        This is correct. I have apps I bought on my old phone that I can install again on any device. A long as the account is the same you are good to go! :)

      • Azaurath

        I think what he means is that his current phone is not able to run NFS so Google won’t let him buy it.

    • rmcsc

      If the problem is that Market doesn’t let you buy it because it’s incompatible, try the Web Market. See if that works for you.

  • Rob Vermeij

    Bought them all again :) I love this sale!!

  • Varemenos

    Seems like the only decent day was Day 1, huh.

    • mrmrchris

      I think there’s been quite a good, broad selection on all the days! I bought Game Dev Story way back, but for anybody who hasn’t, that app for 10 pence is a real steal! Shazam is great too.

    • Futureboy

      Spirit HD is pretty good too, especially for 10 cents. It’s my go-to “I have 5 minutes to kill” game.

  • psipher

    I wish we could gift some of these apps….the Toddler Spanish would be great for some of my gringo friends ;-)

    • Danerisms

      I am with you psipher! Could have gotten a lot of my Christmas shopping done with Gifting apps!

    • thekaz

      I might pick this up for my kids.. I am sick of hearing them recite Spanish from Dora…

      • rmcsc

        “¿Dónde está el teléfono? ¡Quiero jugar! Do you see the telephone? I want to play!”

  • Kris Isaksen

    I think I’ll give today a miss…

  • itzxdjx

    Only one im get is that My Beach app, its pretty awesome highly recommend it!

  • mikeyDroid

    If it’s free – IT’S FOR ME…

    Or $0.10…

  • GRRemlin

    For some reason the link above links to the Nederland version of Need For Speed and cannot be purchased from US.
    Here’s the correct link:

  • Sam Savitt

    wish i was compatible with nfs shift

  • Brian Singer-Towns

    Need for Speed Shift can only be downloaded in the Netherlands??

  • sully5059

    Bought Game Dev Story.

    The link you posted for Need For Speed appears to be a European version, incompatible with my devices because it is not available in my country. The North American version is at and it says it’s incompatible with my WiFi Galaxy Tab because it is not available for my carrier.

    • GRRemlin

      Is says the same about my Kindle Fire, so when I come home, I’ll yank the apk out of my phone and try to deploy it manually on Kindle :)

  • myandroid99

    None of them are worth it

  • Shadowlore

    Yeah.. I vote that Google do this once a week from now on (or maybe 1-2 10 cent apps a day). If they were to keep doing this, I would probably ditch Amazon App Store :)

    • ishbuggy

      Heck I think even one 10-cent app per week would be cool. Then they could have special sales like this ocassionally.

      • tobinandandroid

        what about like the 10 apps for 10 cents on the 10th of every month. make it really special. then do the once a year thing.

  • mavensage

    I’m glad that I waited on some of the titles. Its saving me a lot.

  • ishbuggy

    This is awesome! I never really liked amazon, and this is better than their free app I think. At the very least Google has a much better update system :)

  • David Hughes

    Ha, I found four before I checked-in, could have saved some time. Thank you for sharing Jelly is a fun game and looking forward to try others

  • ishbuggy

    I feel like this will be a lot like the steam sale for me. I will buy lots of games I will probably never play :P

  • Jawabba

    This is an ingenious way to get the app downloads up. It also showcases what the Android platform is capable of. I can see people buying more stuff because they “tested” their units with these 10 cent giveaways.

  • ramenchef

    There’s some great games for sale today!

  • Danny Calderon

    They should at least do this once a year

  • frmorrison

    Jelly Defense is great, but I already got it from Amazon. It is worth 10 cents.
    Game Dev Story seems interesting, 10 cents is a small barrier!

  • Azaurath

    God I love them doing this. But I am going to have sooo many more apps on my phone now. I’m already over 200.

    • Futureboy

      I was running out of space myself and had to uninstall to make room for the new stuff. What I really like is that once you buy them, they will be attached to your account even if you uninstall. So I just kept my important apps and a few favorite games and uninstalled the rest. I can then swap them out from my “personal game/app library” in the cloud. It’s awesome that the market categorizes them under “my apps > not installed.” It’s kind of a bummer that this works for paid apps only and if you uninstall a free app, there is no record of it in your “my apps” section. But the way I look at it is, if it was good enough, I’ll remember and find it again.

  • lancaster09

    Sweet!!! I’ve heard a lot about Dev Story now I can get it for CHEAP!!

  • T.C.

    All hail Google!!!!!

  • plasmoidia

    Is anyone else having trouble purchasing Sentinel 3? I keep getting errors both from the web and app. Not sure what the problem is. I just bought another app ($0.10 from yesterday) just fine.

    • Michael

      I’m having the same issue.. Not showing the sale price on my myTouch 4g through the Market Place and when I try to buy from the website, I get an error message.. Maybe too many people buying at once??

    • Dennis Stangl

      I am having issues purchasing and downloading these 10 cent apps other apps I can get with no problem

    • nateysmith

      I am getting the sames issues from my PC or my nexus s.

    • Dasro

      Yup, I’m also having these problems with the 0.10 apps today, as well as a friend. Weird.

    • djembeman

      I bought a few apps today, but now I get an error when purchasing any more. Sentinel 3 is showing as purchased but I got an email saying the order was cancelled. It seems like attempting to buy that locked up my purchasing account.

    • Perry Ahern

      I’m having the same problem. I can’t buy the 10 cent apps today. When I get to the 2nd step of the checkout process I’m getting this error: “An error occurred while processing your purchase. Please try again later.”

      I’m also noticing that Google Wallet is acting oddly today. When I log into it it doesn’t bring up the screens properly as I switch between transactions, cards, etc. I did manage to change my default card just in case that was the problem with the purchase but it’s still happening.

    • Anthony E

      Keep trying, it’ll go through eventually.

    • Perry Ahern

      It’s working now. I went back a while ago and both my google wallet and the android market are functioning normally again.

  • jiggybyte

    When is Google going to offer me a 10 cent SD card to replace the one I am quickly filling up with 10 cent apps!?

  • Toonshorty

    Kairosoft (Game Dev Story) is quite frankly THE BEST developer ever.

    The games don’t look great from the outside but when you play them, completely different story.

    My friend gave me a go on one, I didn’t think I’d like it. I spent 4 hours playing the game that day alone.

    Well worth £3, at 10p you’d be mad not to buy GDW.

    Is anyone else having issues with purchases and/or Google Wallet?

    • plasmoidia

      Yeah, I’m having some issues. See my comment a couple above yours.

    • Stevorso

      Yeah, I was able to make purchases earlier this morning, now I’m just getting an error message; both from my computer and my phone. I’m gonna try again in an hour or so.

  • xray49er

    I already have game dev story and played it so much my wife nearly left me. I had to uninstall it. That game is crack in in apk. format. 10 cent is literally a steal for this game

  • poke50uk

    Om om om – already got Sketchbook and Minecraft from this – now Game Dev Story <3

  • behzadbayat

    Love this promotion, keep it up google :)

  • jefflarkin

    So far I’ve bought all but 1 app, but I don’t see anything today that interests me. Is the paid Shazam worth getting?

    • Futureboy

      Well, whether it’s worth is depends on if you need the “exclusive features” and ad-free experience. At one point the free version was limited to 5 tags per month. As per their website, both free and encore versions have unlimited tagging and lyric play (it shows the lyrics as you listen).

      As per their website, the “exclusive features” are:
      Launch a Station: If you have or Pandora Apps create a Station using your tagged music. Available in US only.
      Recommendations: Discover similar music based on the tracks you like
      (Lyric Play is listed in the exclusive section, but it is also listed in the free version. Furthermore, the home page states that, now, Lyric Play is available in both free and encore versions)

      Interestingly, the “US only” restriction for the Launch a Station feature seems odd since Shazam is a UK based business, but with all of these things, it probably comes down to legal stuff about rights and fees.

      So, that’s the long answer. The short answer is, if you hate ads, drop the 10 cents on it. If you could care less about ads, save that change for something that my interest you over the next 6 days.

      Source: (about half-way down the page)

  • goncalossilva

    Jelly Defence is soooooooooo cool! :D

    • Ilyse Rose

      If I didn’t get it when it was the free app of the day on Amazon I would buy it now. I might still buy it now, just to get updates faster. It’s totally worth the dime.

  • Thomas Taylor

    Argh – I thought I was being able to buy these while my good phone is in the shop getting its screen replaced, by buying them through the web store. But my transactions from day 1 have all been refunded, with a mysterious reason of “Other:” – I’m guessing it’s because they weren’t able to actually push the apps on to my device. And now comes news that is returning my Atrix 4G unrepaired, after having it for over a month, because they couldn’t get the part they needed. Still waiting on CC refund, too. Found a local guy who will do the repair for only slightly more.

  • WarDrake

    Is anyone else unable to buy anything??? i just keep being told there was an issue and to try later

    • Hollywood

      I’m getting the same damn error. Both on the web and in the market.

      • Adrien C.

        Another one here.

  • Georg

    getting errors when trying to purchase from a PC (, from my Nexus One market and from my XOOM market………

  • miked

    Would love to pick several of these up but at the current moment most of them fail to complete the purchase

  • Fabio R

    yeah game dev story!

  • Sean the Electrofreak

    I can only imagine how many downloads they’re getting now with these 10 cent deals!

    • Sean the Electrofreak

      Update: I can’t seem to download any of the 10 cent items… I get a message stating that an error has occurred. Not sure if this is on my end or Android’s, but it sucks… going to try again later.

      • Sean the Electrofreak

        Annnnnd I just saw the other posts above. Looks like it’s Google / Android… :(

        • Torrance Barber

          I just downloaded some more 10 cent apps and charged them to my T-mobile account.

  • Jteph

    I’m glad they didn’t crash because they surely had so many people downloading.

  • Billy

    My credit card doesn’t like all these transactions … keep getting flagged as potential fraud threats. Haha … better safe than sorry I guess.

    Thanks for the Apps!!

  • seven2k

    ANyone else getting issues with buying these apps. I keep getting Error occurred when creating transaction.

    • uknowme

      Same here, I think the market is overloaded. It seems that the normal Android users finally found out there is a sale going on.

    • Mike Hanel

      yeah.. just tried to get game dev story and got the error… I’m on T-mobile with a good 4G signal :(

  • Ilyse Rose

    Bought Game Dev Story immediately after hearing awesome things.

  • HoLfElDeR

    Day 4, here i come :D

  • GrendelJapan

    Still crashing for me.

    Btw, you need to fix the link for NFS, or at least include the links to the other versions. The posted link doesn’t work for the NS.

  • lufy0000

    A lot of great apps again, but just wish there were different versions, especially the THD ones……what’s the point of having a tablet with tegra 2 if you install regular version of the games

  • F4

    Everyone needs to buy game dev story! Great game!

  • Mike Hanel

    just sucks cause I bought most of the apps that I would want already at full price :(
    Still awesome promo though! The Market has come a long way since I first got my old OG Droid a couple years ago!

  • Petru-Mugurel Lingurar

    An error occurred while processing your purchase. Please try again later. :(

    Helllppp ……? :)

  • stevorso

    I gave up waiting for Google Wallet to start working again, and bought the ones I wanted at Amazon…. also $0.10 today.

  • James Conley

    I have need for speed running fine on my G2

  • Fede Montemurri

    I love that idea, i think a lot of ppl will buy apps but the effort of design these app is more than 0,1$.

  • Kyle

    Also on sale is ADW Launcher Ex for 10 cents.

  • Lewis McGeary

    I know it’s only £0.10 but not much there for me today, very game-heavy. More functional apps please Google!

  • tobinandandroid

    never played spirit before today, but it is freakishly addictive.

  • cristian cristiandonose

    You can laugh everybody :)) but right now i have the exact sum of 0 dolars in my account, so cant buy even an app. Its great that i have 7 days to put some money in there,

  • Arturo Castro

    Game dev story is addicting =[

  • Hall Lo

    This is amazing ;D more good apps on sale plz!! xD

  • djembeman

    Anyone still having issues purchasing/downloading? I went into settings, application settings, view all apps, click on Market clear cache and data. It worked for me.

    Droid Bionic

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  • Mike

    We’ve been having heaps of trouble trying to purchase these apps that past couple of days. Some work, others say there is a problem.

    I just checked the android market help page ( and saw this message:

    “As of 6:35 a.m. PST, we have been experiencing issues with our billing system. We are working to resolve the issue.”

    So I guess at least they are acknowledging the problem.

  • sdtrinity3

    Paper Camera is also .10 today, but weird why that replaced Need for Speed Shift on their page.

  • sylar

    I bought Jelly defense, i got it from the amazon market when it was free but i thought that getting it from the android market was probably a smart idea.

  • aranea

    I love this promotion.

  • lokidokie

    Bought all of these again. Will probably never use some of them…
    You got me Google, you got me good! **Shakes fist**

  • LukeT32

    If only most of these games worked on my ancient Droid. :’(

  • donger

    brought Spirit HD. 10 cent? why not.

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  • Anthropic

    Day four was sad bunch after putting in the effort to log in on the weekend, glad day five is better :)