Dec 11 AT 10:20 AM Nick Gray 174 Comments

Google’s 10 cent deals – Day 6


Looking for some more great apps deals from the Android Market? Day six of Google’s 10 billion app download promotion is here with a handful of new apps for only a dime. Read on for today’s specials.

If you spot any of the other ten cent apps for today, leave us a comment below and we’ll add them to the list. What apps will you be buying today?

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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  • damambt

    Backstab HD is about 600mb so be prepared to set your display timeout to like 10mins and sit for a 20min wait over wifi.

    • Nick Gray

      Thanks for the warning.

      • mr 1338

        unfortunately SimCity is not available for the Galaxy S2 :(
        i loved SImCity 300 when i was young and really wanna try it on my phone

        • anthony

          It’s really nothing big your not missing out on much

    • Anil

      how about setting wifi sleep policy to NEVER ?

    • Futureboy

      Or you can try Screebl Lite to keep the phone from sleeping, walk away and let download.

      • Wayne Winkler

        Screebl is an awesome app, should come standard on our phones.

    • Patricio Acuña

      omg goodness 600mb o_O isnt a bit too much?

      • damambt

        its well worth the memory and time. game is pretty great.

    • jiggybyte


    • ToonPanda

      WTF? 600mb???

    • goncalossilva

      I really wanted to download that game for my future Galaxy Nexus, but I can’t. None of my current devices is compatible :(

      • techvudu

        root and install Chainfire 3D. You can play *almost anything.

    • King Chris Scott

      haha I set mine down and went outside and played some football for about an hour, came back in and found out that it was only at 45% done…this game better be worth the wait, but for $.10 I’m betting it will be, lol

  • damambt

    Captain America is 200mb. Just a heads up.

  • Ironzey Lewis

    Games games games.

    • lxgeorge

      My productivity has dropped so much since they put up this promotion haha. On the other hand, I’ve had a couple fun 2 hour car rides…

      • Thomas Biard

        My productivity has dropped, but I’ve been able to buy games/apps guilt free for the last week. I’ve found a few that are awesome, and other that I’m just keeping around if I ever need them.

  • ariesness

    I was hoping to see more apps and less games, but maybe tomorrow?

    • kazahani

      All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.

    • Patricio Acuña

      lets say because we are on the weekend they are putting up games =O so we can play with them

    • awundrin

      Same here! Hoping…..

  • ramenchef

    It’s all games now. I wish more customization/widgets would come up. Also what’s up with that NFL wallpaper app? I thought this was for top developers, not an app that has yet to sell 100 copies.

    • Ilyse Rose

      Yeah, it started out with an awesome selection of great apps and games and now they’re scraping the bottom of the barrel it seems.

    • Futureboy

      As if that’s not bad enough, they are now repeating apps from previous days. There are tons of great apps in the market and they can’t find 10 fresh, quality apps each day? This is like having a birthday party and serving stale, half-eaten cake from someone else’s birthday two days ago. Come on Google, you can do better than that.

      • Anthony E

        You are aware that Google didn’t have to run this promotion at all right? I’m happily taking what I’m given. Who cares if a couple apps get repeated. Imagine you missed out on one day’s sale, wouldn’t you be happy if one of the apps that you really wanted came back for a second day?

        Besides, all the stuff that as given in day 1 was enough to make day 1 alone a good promotion. The fact that they’re running this for 10 days is an example of them going above and beyond, and you’re complaining that at the end of the 10 days, maybe 15 out of the 100 HEAVILY DISCOUNTED apps will be repeats?

        • itzxdjx

          they are repeating apps because in other countries they have specific apps and can’t put it on the US market so thats why. And the nfl app odd one of there best wallpaper apps, the downloads your looking at are people that buy there whole 32 team version, usually peopled download the free version

          • itzxdjx

            And buy an inapp purchase for just one team for 2 bucks. They are one off the top developers.

          • Anthony E

            Did you reply to the wrong person?

  • Matt Siarny

    There a way to purchase apps for when a device becomes compatible or you get a compatible device without editing things like build.prop?

    captain america and backstab are incompatible with Droid 3.

  • Ilyse Rose

    The last couple of days I haven’t bought anything. Here’s to hoping that tomorrow we get more useful apps and less games/wallpapers.

    • Tony Torres

      Age of Zombies is awesome!

    • Nick Gray

      yeah, I’ve filled up on games, now I want some high-quality productivity apps for only a dime!

  • Deeds

    I wish they would put more helpful apps up instead of games, but there is always tomorrow

  • flywithme
    • damambt

      thanks, i guess this game is not as popular, but yet 10¢ isn’t bad at all.

  • Adryan maldonado

    While I’ve gotten some of these apps from the amazon app store I will uninstall it and get it from the market. I don’t really like the amazon app store but it gives away free apps. I hope cut the rope is on the list somewhere

    • damambt

      amazon app store takes a while with their updates, then again who can say “no” to free!

      • MJM128

        Me…as it just hurts the developers because they get nothing from the day it was free. =\
        After I found that out, I stopped using the amazon app store.

        • pjax

          not so sure about that

          I’ve read somewhere that Amazon pays the devs for every free download

    • Shadowlore

      be prepared to get notification after notification from amazon that there’s a update for your app…. Even though you didn’t install it from their AppStore.

      That’s the biggest issue I have with amazons AppStore ATM.

  • zyphbear

    Like many others, I wish the apps were able to be purchased, but just not allow it to download to your device if incompatible. This is not the only time some apps have gone on sale and I can’t buy it due to my old device.

    Since it was a dime, I almost bought SimCity for later, but can’t even do that on my old device. Oh well. C’est la vie.

    • damambt

      If you download your apps through your mobile, the market won’t inform you if the app is compatible but if you are at home through the market site, it will tell you if the app is compatible with your device before you proceed to purchase.

  • Omar Santiago

    I don’t see how people can complain about a 10 cent game lol this is a great promotion maybe they’re saving the better apps for the last 2 days?

    • Nick Gray

      true, but they are starting to repeat some of the same apps that were available a few days ago for ten cents. There are a lot of great options out there, but it looks like they couldn’t get all the developers on board for the promotion.

  • staryoshi

    I got an Epic 4G Touch yesterday, so I’m finally able to take advantage of these deals :) I hope that on the last day of the sale they bring many of the deals back for those of us who missed them earlier.

    Thanks for the ongoing coverage of these deals, AndroidandMe!

    • staryoshi

      Unfortunately, Sim City Deluxe is not compatible with my phone :( Sim City is one of my favorite games, i was excited when I saw it was one of today’s deals… Oh well.

      • phaet2112

        None of the EA games seems to be well done or well received

        • Thomas Biard

          I got Tetris by EA and it is exactly what I’ve wanted…the classic Tetris with great controls so you don’t accidentally drop blocks instead of rotating them!

      • cthonctic

        The web Market also says that Sim City isn’t compatible with my phone, yet it puchased and installed flawlessly on my actual handset. Maybe give it a try.

        • staryoshi

          For 0.10 I just might. I picked up Great Little War Game and Apparatus so far. I love digital sales.

  • Donald Williams

    At 10 cents I will be buying some of these games again. Better to have a back up then to rely on the products to remember you when you have to reset or change phones.


    Great stuff today !! I have a few of them already.. but got the rest !

  • HoLfElDeR

    I was waitnig them the whole day, thanks

  • Shay D. Life

    I would rather for them to put up more productivity apps instead of the games. Most of these games have no real replay value. Just an observation and opinion.

  • fabien

    nothing of value today for me .
    and BackStab HD is not compatible with my nexus 1 and my asus transformer

    • fabien

      and for some reason i don’t understand i CAN’T buy Sim City from France

      • alxrock

        check out the links I posted. the first is the one for US, the second seems to be for everyone outside the US (Electronic Arts Nederland B.V.)

  • alxrock
  • eioous

    Stuff that only costs 10 Cents…..What is this the 40′s?

    • Nick Gray

      If apps were only ten cents every day, I’d have a few hundred more apps installed on my devices. My HTC Flyer has turned into a gaming powerhouse over the past few days. It’s amazing!

  • kimminer1


  • danyR


    I know games represent a fair share of Android Market’s revenue but still, this’s a great opportunity to showcase and promote some incredibly useful and well-built paid apps and to consciencialize the great majority users that, in the Android market, not only games are worth paying for. Think about that tomorrow Google, will you?

    • kazahani


      • danyR

        Ups, sorry. I meant ‘raise awareness’, but as I’m not a native speaker, I wasn’t sure if it would fit in that specific context. Therefore, I bet on a “anglo-saxonization” of the corresponding portuguese word. I did a quick Google search just to check, and a brief glance at the results gave me the idea it was correct. Now that I’ve checked it again, it indeed doesn’t exist, thanks :)

        Any way to edit comments, by the way?

  • ArticulateFool

    More games!

  • phaet2112
  • Louis A

    This really suck though, im missing out on all this great deals. I have a phone that can’t handle such games, not enough space. Waiting on messed up verizon to release the galaxy nexus so I can have a nice phone. I wonder if i can just buy it then don’t download it then, download later.

    • Lewis McGeary

      I’m not sure that you can do it without downloading at all, but you can buy then uninstall straight away so you can get it at a later date.

  • dafi81

    not much usefull stuff, but the idea counts :D

  • Lewis McGeary

    This is a great promotion but more apps and less games please Google!
    Have Jenga already though and pretty good.

    • WarDrake

      :( It’s not letting me get Jenga… not compatible with my device
      That’s so sad

  • Rob Vermeij

    Already alot of games and two games/apps that were already in the sale :O

  • Patricio Acuña

    well hope to see more apps and less games soon =O but anything is welcome

  • Sam Savitt

    ahhhh why do no gameloft games work on my skyrocket!!!

  • jiggybyte

    locale or tasker anyone??? Come on Google, let’s not overlook some great productivity apps as well.

    • Lewis McGeary

      That would be good, already have tasker, but would give locale a whirl.

    • Anthony E

      Is tasker a task manager? if so, they probably won’t put it up as it would imply that task managers are useful when they’ve been preaching that they’re unnecessary.

      • Lewis McGeary

        No tasker and locale are both automation type apps.
        I have tasker set to change profile to ‘silent’ when I get to work, turn wifi on when I’m home and off when I leave, open Google Listen when I plug in headphones. You can do a lot with Tasker.

        • Anthony E

          Ah, thanks for the info. Sounds like an interesting app. I’ll have to check it out.

  • levigarret

    really enjoying going through these each morning!

  • levigarret

    wow, captain america force closes every time i open (nexus s 4g), at least it was only a dime

  • booyootoo

    Endomondo is also 10 cents. Just bought it.
    The other apps are not to my liking…

  • eliander mendoza

    this is crazzy and awsome :D i am getting a few.

  • Steven Nutt

    Arg 3 so far that are incomoatible due to country! Didn’t know the UK was a third world country…

  • asiekman

    I can only have so many games since I hardly play any on my phone anyways. I picked up a few apps and a few games, but I see no point in buying a lot of these.

    • MJM128

      For 10cents i’m not complaining. Even if I pick up games i’ll never play.

    • Nick Gray

      I’ve picked up enough games to keep me busy on my lunch break for the next few months. Just because you don’t have time to play them now doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy a ten cent game in a month or two.

  • minimage

    I see eight, and the last two on your list are not in mine. I see Just Me and My Mom, Endomondo Sports Tracker, and Great Little War Game, which I believe is a repeat. I got the NFL wallpapers, SimCity, Jenga and Captain America; I have no use for the others.

    On second thought, I just might get GLWG…

  • azswift

    Simcity on the road, awesome!

  • Sean the Electrofreak
  • slerms MC Kenzie

    This has been the worst 10 cent app day

  • Patricio Acuña

    i get the following apps on my offers

    and the marcer mayer book poster above too

  • Santana

    Great to see some worthy apps on sale

  • kazahani

    If I had an app on the market I would change the price to 10 cents for the next few days just for publicity.

  • rashad360

    Sure, games are great and all, but I want some functional apps! Titanium backup, plz

  • svet
  • Peter Dowling

    Are any of these worth downloading? or just games I would fail my classes over?

  • mclarensr

    Would like to see more apps. I have a lot of games already.

  • charliethesuperturtle

    i hope it supports mods like the pc version though…..
    i need my money tree!

    • xsynth

      I would have bought SimCity, but for some reason it’s not compatible with Nexus S!!! Doesn’t appear on the market app either. :(

      • Anthony E

        It is compatible with the nexus s. I have it and it runs fine. Go to the market website and search for the game yourself. It’ll show you the version for your region. Then install the game, run the game, it’ll want to download something. When it’s done downloading it will tell you that it’s not compatible with your device. Reboot, run the game again, everything works fine.

        • xsynth

          Not for me sadly. I’ve tried that already.
          Market app on phone doesn’t have it on the specials page, but the others are there. Also searching the market it doesn’t appear. On the website it’s there, but cannot install to the Nexus S. Search brings up the two different versions but neither install.

          • Anthony E

            That sucks.

    • Dan Jones

      I got MyCountry from Android Appstore when it was the free app of the day. I was playing it, and thinking how much it was NOT SimCity. I thought to myself, mayble I’ll go ahead and actually buy SimCity anyway. It’s only like $5 anyway (even though SimCity 2K was about $40 for the PC when it was released). Then I noticed it was a 10 cent app of the day, and I was so freaking excited!

    • poke50uk

      Is it actually any good? Reviews are quite bad for it >_>

  • lokidokie

    Thanks again big G!

  • James Conley

    Less games more awesome sauce!

  • myandroid99

    i didn’t know simcity was on android!!

  • Androidized

    I think that simcity deluxe is far the best for today.

  • beneyc

    Praying that rom manager or titanium backup is waiting to be put up in these last few days!

  • dr3amcast3r

    Just don’t get it. If they are reposting apps, why don’t they repost Soundhound, the sketch book and minecraf? Well, I’ve loving this promotion, but I would also like to see quality apps that are not in the top 500 list.

  • itzxdjx

    Yes!!!! I have been waiting for there nfl wallpaper app its pretty awesome and you get all 32 teams!

  • goncalossilva

    Great selection!

    I’m kind of disappointed that they repeated a couple of apps. Don’t get me wrong – what Google is doing is fantastic – but I wish we had 10 different apps/games everyday!

  • ezeedub

    It’s NFL Sunday in America, get it? If your feelings are hurt by, ahem, DAY 6′s offering (!), you really do need to take a look at yourself…

  • thechad

    finally a racecar game that works on my HTC Sensation

    • thechad

      the little kid books are great too!

  • Luis Lopez

    just got sim city deluxe… big fan of the original game lets see how well it plays on here.

  • ignitros

    Some Great apps so far!

  • kosure

    Does anyone know of a way to buy an app without a compliant device?

  • Alexandra Sedlack

    awesome, thank you!

  • vid500

    This is realy great, but they could put some apps in today to, not just games. Maybe tomorrow.
    But realy amazing, never bought that many apps.

  • Cole Loomis

    I am definitely buying apps that I would never have thought about buying at full price. Now I am looking at buying other apps at full price after using some of the cheap ones.

  • PiTTDRoiD

    It is nice….I have already bought 5 apps in 3 days…..awesome…

  • dandroid4g

    Jenga was one of my favorite games of my childhood!

  • merlintw

    Ive picked up a few of these 10 cent apps. You really have to just do it even if your not sure you will like it. 10 cents is worth the risk.

  • DjKarras

    Wow, how can these games be sooo big! They don’t fit in my poor Nexus One :-(

  • Martjn2

    Suck it apple fanboys! market>app store
    like if you agree!!

  • Danerisms

    Picked up SimCity today! Love this game! Now if only we could get a remake of SimAnt!

  • King Chris Scott

    I am loving this sale…I have already bought like 15 apps int the last 6 days…please Google and Android keep this $.10 app sale goin through the holiday season.

  • Joel Bird

    This is one of those times where it pays to have a couple of old Android phones around the house. Luckily for me, between my Galaxy Tab, Nexus One, Nexus S, Evo 3D, Xoom wifi and Galaxy Nexus, I have been able to get most of these games without a hitch!

    • Sam Savitt

      stop bragging about your amazing collection

  • Brian

    Backstab isnt compatible with my Droid Razr but I can download it for my old Epic 4G? bs…

  • euio

    finally, some pretty sweet games. you gotta love these 10-cent app deals.
    i just wonder how much money google is loosing. i am pretty sure that everytime i use my credit card to pay $0.10, they pay more than that just for processing fees. I think it would actually be cheaper for el goog if they gave these away free.

    • Lewis McGeary

      I think it was Gina Trapani on TWiG who made the excellent point that one of the benefits of this promo is that people who have never paid for an app before will go to the trouble of registering their card details to take advantage of this. They’ll be more likely to buy other apps in future now that the initial set up is done and they can buy in a couple of clicks.
      El Goog may well make very little or lose money, but it would be a loss leader!

  • Sam Savitt

    quick! everyone start downloading as many free apps as you can find, when we reach 20 billions we’ll get 20 days of 20 apps for 20 cents!

  • sylar

    Hmm nothing I really want today, wonder what there will be tomorrow.

  • F-B

    I went for Endomondo, which is a decent sports tracker!

  • azulpiscina

    greats apps… i never bought so many apps in that short time!

  • amgala

    Thank you androidandme for showing these apps every day! Although it’s quite annoying to not be able to purchase apps that aren’t compatible with your current device. I’m planning to get a tablet and the near future and I want to take advantage of these app deals now!

  • ndub21

    Nice, this will allow me to support my Texans with the NFL Live Wallpaper!

  • Anjie Cai

    backstab o_o i never finished that game

  • judochop

    My wish came true! Sim city is on sale.

  • techvudu

    Seeing a lot of incompatibilities. If your device won’t let you purchase certain apps (mostly games I assume) then you can install Chainfire 3D (I suggest Pro), install the necessary plugins, and run almost anything. A market fix is included in the app.

    *must be rooted.

  • Trinhbo

    I’m glad I waited for the NFL 3D wallpapers. $5 was a bit much to get the wallpaper for one team but it’s steal for 10 cents!

  • Bryan Stoner

    I picked up Great little war game and Sim City! I have to say this deal is certainly the BEST promotion of the android market muhAhHhaa!! Bring on Day 7!!

  • Legend

    “I held Mom’s hand so she wouldn’t be scared.”
    I’m scared just looking at the pictures of that book! What animal are they!?

  • xfaith

    I have bought alot of apps before these offers came out, so it nice to pick up a few of them. Even if I may never use them on this device. I know that I can always download them later when I purchase a newer device.

    So far I have only been denied to buy SIM CITY as its incompatible. All others are good.

  • levelm

    Don’t mean to hijack this thread but… anyone else having trouble entering today’s Motorola XOOM family edition contest? I have the correct android and me rating but for some reason the comment box isn’t available to me. Thanks.

    • levelm

      Pay no attention to me — I got my explanation.

  • jst4tim

    Loving the .10 cent apps. Saving the wallet.

  • Marlon Rompis

    Backstab and simcity ftw!

  • sgumer

    these apps are cheap and great because i can really use some of them.

  • probers1

    I really wish to see more of the apps that I have purchased through Amazon so I can replace them with Android market apps. Amazon takes way to long to release updates.

  • Anthropic

    I think everyone wants more apps and less games, I already have all the logic puzzles my brain can handle for the next year or two…

  • lufy0000

    really wish they have more productive apps…..its the same type of apps each day…mostly games…….there are even ones that they had before………….need POWERAMP AND THD GAMES…….games for tegra tablets

  • Jay Rocha

    I’m stocking up apps for when I get a tablet. May not use them now… but certainly will later. :-)

  • Gir

    Aww what a bummer my device is not supported, too bad too backstab looks good.

  • kusic

    Do developers get the full price of 10 cent apps or do they have to “participate” in this sale? Does anybody know?

  • zippyioa

    Loving SIM City, it makes me feel in control :)

  • hirschtec

    Backbreaker Football is so good!!

  • Davids Kuma

    These apps ar cool. I would like more days like these 10.

  • Piatnik 81

    I think its google who participates the prices. More apps sold for cheap price- better selling stats according to Apple app store.Plus people are getting used to buying apps. Lots of users dont even have their accounts linked with credit cards coz they only download free apps. Its smart move of google.

  • Maurizio Bonelli

    Great! I think I will buy also today a couple of other applications and games ;)

  • dutow

    Why can’t I buy some apps (e.g. sim city deluxe) from the web? It says incompatible with my phones. But brought it from the market app, installed it and works fine.

  • donger

    cheap apps.

  • poke50uk

    Jenga <3

    I'm picking up one a day so far : )

  • humidity

    Can’t wait to try SimCity!

  • kimminer1

    thank you google…pls offer dog catcher

  • Deepak Gupta

    This was pretty awesome, I got myself Asphalt, Starchart, Paper camera and Swiftkey. Google rocks…
    Wish they could do something like this more often!!