Dec 07 AT 9:05 AM Anthony Domanico 165 Comments

Google’s ten-cent specials for Day 2

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Yesterday, Google kicked off their ten-day long celebration of hitting the 10 billion mark for total apps downloaded by giving away 10 premium applications for 10 cents a piece. Over the next 9 days, Google will be offering a total of 90 more applications (10 per day) for the same 10 cent price.

Though Google hasn’t yet updated their list for toady’s deals, several developers from today’s sale have already reduced their prices. We’ll update the list as we learn of all the apps (brownie points if you discover the other two). Today’s list, so far:

If any of these titles interest you, and you haven’t purchased them already, you may want to head over to the market using the links above. If you haven’t yet managed to score yesterday’s applications, they can still be had for a limited time, but we expect they’ll increase in price later on today.

Via: EuroDroid

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  • nateysmith

    NFL Rivals is 10 cents today too.

    • jenskristian

      I’m absolutely buying this one! :)

      • Alex

        One? I’m buying all of them! 10 cents an app is too good of a deal to pass up

        • Sean the Electrofreak

          All of them? I skipped Bearenstein Bears and Christmas HD. :p

          • Lewis McGeary

            Me too, I feel like spending those few pennies on the kid apps would end up costing me! I’d have to let some friends kids use it at some point so the apps weren’t wasted and there would be some kind of disaster!

          • itzxdjx

            That’s what i thought the Christmas hd is prob the best done live wallpaper there is on the market. I was skeptic but i got it, it def worth a look!

    • faun

      Good find! Link for people:

      So only one we’re missing now…

    • ph4nthom
    • Matt Siarny

      Wish I could buy it… Won’t let me purchase it on my droid 3 or OG

      • Ironzey Lewis

        Try buying it from a computer browser. Just log into the marketplace and buy it. When you get a compatible device you’ll be able to download it.

      • WarDrake

        or edit your build.prop file to say your phone is something else and clean you cache and dalvik cache, it’ll let you install it.

    • joe23521

      How does this work on tablets?

  • Kern Clarke

    This is going to be a dollar well spent!

    • B2L

      Seriously! I plan on spending $1 every day until this promo ends. Then I can get 100 awesome apps for only $10. What a steal!!

      • HoLfElDeR

        hahahahahah :D

        • Kern Clarke

          ahaha its such a good deal i’ll probs end up buying apps i have already!

          • Tim

            Unless you’re using a different google account, you can’t pay for apps you already have…

          • behzadbayat

            Yes, seriously 10$ for 100 awesome apps is nothing. normally this would pay for 3 or 4 apps.

          • AndroidJunkie

            @Tim, it’s possible if you bought the apps already through Amazon’s Appstore

          • tequilya

            Same here, I bought at least 3 apps I already had free from the Amazon App Store. I think I like the way the Android Market works better, this gives me an opportunity to play with the same apps from both marketplaces.

      • latouffe

        Well im trying to spend 0.10 per day to get 1$ after 10 days :P
        But i think it will be too hard… Reckless and NFL. Already 0.20 :(

  • kazahani

    I use and love Beautiful Widgets. Best weather clock widget out there.

    • alxrock

      I’ve been using the 3D Flip Clock & Weather Widget (which was free) and it looks great
      but at 10 cents, I’ll have to see what Beautiful Widgets has to offer.

      I change my homescreen so often, it’ll be a good investment. lol

      • behzadbayat

        Beautiful Widgets is worth a lot more than 0.10$! definitely buying.

  • jiggybyte

    wow, some great titles here!

    • B2L

      Titties? Where?

      Ooooh titles, titles.

      • james bricknell


  • Repminister

    Full of amazingness :D second day

  • HoLfElDeR

    I alredy bougth the first ten, now we go for the day 2 10-cent apps :D

  • raichleb

    These are already available for the 10 cent purchase by clicking the links in the article.

  • zyphbear

    I’m glad they are doing this, it really shows people that Android market has a lot of good content to just try out. And for only a dime each, no reason not to. Though I do wish I could buy the app anyway while on sale even if not compatible so I can use it later when my device is compatible with it (like when I get a Nexus or a Tablet).

    • manianos

      @zyhphbear: I have an idea – might not work and a little convaluted … but worth a shot: you could find a friend with a top end phone, and if they really like you, they’ll let you log into your google account with their device – then buy the apps on the market for you to re-download at a later date.

      1. This truly tests how much of a skinflint you are, as the apps you want to buy and actually will use are unlikely to cost an arm and a leg when you get your upgrade.
      2. I have no way of verifying whether this’ll work. I just know that I recently had cause to change my google account and therefore lost the paid apps I had on the old account – I presume the vice versa scenario will work…

  • thekaz

    Wow.. this is totally awesome. Looking forward to the next 8 days.

    Just hope the devs aren’t getting screwed in any way…

    • james bricknell

      no it looks like google is taking the slack. the dev still gets his same cut.

      • thekaz

        thanks! that’s awesome news, then!

  • dpleus

    I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Beautiful Widgets, as it always seems to be one of the best custom widget apps in the Market. I have Fruit Ninja and Read it Later, so I’ll have to look into Star Chart and Reckless Racing. For 10 cents, can you really go wrong with any of them?

  • eid3tic

    I could get used to this

  • james bricknell

    love these deals. just got the ones i didnt have.

    1 thing though they cost me $1.50 not a $1 :(

  • eioous

    This is Awesome too bad I Already have most of these APPS.

  • thechad

    It would be cool if they showed how may of the $0.10 apps were purchased.

  • pcon

    This is brilliant marketing for the Market. Not only are you going to bump up the number of purchase on the apps, but $0.10 per app times the number of who only bought the app because it was on sale should make a decent amount for the developers.

    • james bricknell

      Never fear the devs are still making the same money as if it were full price. so lots more money for the dev community :)

      • Gary

        No, that is wrong.

        As one of the participating devs, we get 7 cents per sale (70% of 10 cents).

        In the future, I suggest you refrain from commenting on something you lack knowledge of.

        • Lewis McGeary

          Thanks Gary, I was wondering about that

    • faun

      Plus it gets all of those extra people who may have never bought an app to give it a go and see how quick/easy it is!

  • Osby Nowlin

    Just one more reason to love Google and Android. Apple would never do this for their iFans. Android ftw!

  • mikeyDroid

    I love promotions.

  • ramenchef

    Dang I already had a munch of these apps! Oh well, here’s to hoping for more great deals!

  • Charlesbrown79

    I’m currently using Fancy Widgets but maybe will check out Beautiful Widgets.

    • nateysmith

      I use to use Fancy Widgets, but IMHO Beautiful Widgets is by far better.

  • dl22

    Dang GN can’t come fast enough, my OG Droid can’t handle this many apps being downloaded at once!!

  • Danerisms

    Yesterday I bought Great Little War Game. Today I bought fruit ninja. Love them!

    • Merridus

      I also picked up Great Little War Game, definitely got my 10p worth from it. Very good game.

  • Kevin Amundson

    These are some excellent apps. Google is making this a great Christmas Season!


    The christmas wallpaper is stunning! Got all the ones i did not have

  • Jeremiah Akin

    I would buy a lot more apps if they were 10 cents each.

  • YellowDucati

    Reckless racing is a great game. One of my favorite games for the phone. 10¢ is a killer deal!
    Go buy it now!

    • Avi

      I love Reckless Racing. It is one of my favorite titles. I jumped on it at $4. Ten cents is a no-brainer.

  • Nate B.

    Pretty sweet. Not to down anything, but does anyone notice Google is doing a little things here and there as far as deals and media like things? I personally think it’s to make up for the gap of Galaxy Nexus release.

  • K_Benson

    Looks like some great deals!

  • YellowDucati

    My apps list next week = Apps this week + 100

  • T.C.

    Good stuff Google. Keep up the good work.

  • alxrock

    I was just checking to see if the list updated on my phone (which it hasn’t updated just yet), then saw this article. It’s nice to get in on this early.

  • ariesness

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to see what other apps will be available in the future!

  • macawmatt

    Thought about buying Reckless Racing last week, glad I didn’t.

  • GRRemlin

    I am on my personal shopping spree second day in a row! :D

  • JC005

    Can any one spot me a dime or two? Please?

    • JC005

      Nevermind I found one.

  • Ilyse Rose

    This is the saddest day to only have nine cents in my checking account. At least I already bought the main ones I want.

    • faun

      Quick, run down to your bank to make a penny deposit!

  • Ilyse Rose

    Also, read it later pro is the greatest app. It convinced me to finally tag my pages. Plus the chrome extension is great

  • Cajj

    Loving the 10 cent deals. Almost makes me wish there was a way to make multiple purchases at once in the market.

  • Donald Williams

    So glad im an android fan. I don’t see apple doing this type of promo. I can finally steal beautiful widgets. Love to try that one out.

  • harryville

    Why cant you buy for the future? if your phone isn’t good enough now but your next one will be

  • Daniel Brierton

    If I didn’t already have them, I’d definitely be getting AirSync and Read It Later Pro. Absolutely steal for 10c each.

  • ArticulateFool

    This is one of the greatest promotions Google has dine with the android market!

    So much fun! The daily anticipation is exciting!

  • Shadowlore

    Awesome deals :) If Google were to do this sort of thing (10 cent apps) on a semi-regular basis, they’d put more of a crimp on Amazon’s ‘Free App a Day’ thing. Considering many app authors have also openly complained about Amazon not reimbursing them for the free app purchases, this would at least still get them some cash flow.

    • frmorrison

      Getting a few cents isn’t much, but certainly more than 0 a dev gets from Amazon FAotD.

  • Diaeko

    woohuu star chart and flick golf look great
    unfortunatly i already baught reckless racing but its also amazing!

  • behzadbayat

    The best App among all of these was paper camera. I got it and I love it. Thanks google.

  • ndub21

    Whew, you made me nervious that the deals from yesterday were gone already. Obviously I’m a procrastinator and hadn’t bought any of the one’s I didn’t have yet. I’ll have to get on that today.

  • mrmrchris

    Is this for all Android phones? It’s shown up fine on my market (On the Galaxy Nexus) but there’s no sign of the banner on my boyfriend’s HTC Desire HD (which doesn’t have the flashy new market). When he searched for the apps, they all had their normal prices. Odd.

    • james bricknell

      best to do it from the that way it should work. they download to my desire hd and my nexus :D

      • mrmrchris

        Thanks! I’ll tell him to use the website then.

  • Gazos

    Fruit Ninja == Awesomness!!!!

    Wouldn’t mind have Photoshop for 10 cents!!

  • Nickedynick

    Really loving this – Google should have more offers from time to time.

  • Diaeko

    ouh i just saw NFL Flick quarterback as i was almost “buying” flick golf … i think i go whit Flick NFL(2,40€)!^^ hehe

  • Darknight42020

    Already drooling over the posibilities if the next 8-9 days… Once again feel like a kid in a candy store whoo-hoo!

  • behzadbayat

    Buy the way as I am in EU they cost me 0.16$ as it is billed in euros and around 20% VAT.

    • james bricknell

      i said the same up there but got a -1 lol

      mine are about 10p each which works out to be $0.15

      • Shadowlore

        If it makes you feel any better, those authors that are based outside of the US wind up costing people more than often advertised in the market as well. Then, on top of that, if you pay with a credit card, and the payment has to come out in other currency than US$, you’ll often find yourself with a conversion fee as well.

        If memory serves me, I ran into this issue the first time with Beautiful Widgets.. it was listed at $1.99 at the time, and wound up costing me a bit over $3 after conversion fees.

      • mrmrchris

        Yeah same. Still a pretty good bargain though, eh?

  • Danthes24

    I already have almost all of the apps so now i regret that i bought them because they can be bought for only a dollar all…:(

    • Danthes24

      and i spent for them $10+

  • Heldros
  • that_maynard

    they still have Swiftkey for 10 cents, better grab that baby! I’ve tried as many keyboards as I can and I always come back to it!

  • psipher

    Just looked at Amazon’s Appstore and they are matching the $.10 price on the apps from yesterday…probably will do the same for today’s.

  • tobinandandroid

    so excited about airsync and beautiful widgets!

  • staryoshi

    I desperately need to find a new phone, using a dumbphone and watching these deals pass me by is torture =P

  • Bryan Stoner

    10 cents for top notch apps/games like these!! you had me at hello Google ;) This is a great way to advertise Android XD Keep it up!

  • dharr18

    Just a reminder. ADWLauncher EX will be part of the celebration at some point.

  • oko loko

    Nice move from Google

  • NamelessTed

    Absolutely fantastic. Was debating if I should buy a few of these or not, but it just seems stupid to not buy all of them at a dime a piece. At this rate I am going to have at least 50 apps for $5. Crossing my fingers for the long stretch that Clockwork Rom Manager Premium goes on sale.

    I think it is also worth pointing out that I could never see Apple doing something like this. Apps go on sale from time to time, but this is something completely different. A sale like this almost makes Valve look greedy with their own amazing Steam sales.

  • Andrew Foister

    how many people stumbled across this yesterday and thought they found a market error and started buying them all thinking that it was a mistake?

  • talktech

    Just bought Flick Golf from today’s 10 cents specials. Have a problem with it. Got a “not licensed” message while trying to run the program. I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Does anyone have similar problems?

  • psipher
    • desean

      Seems like each day there will be an app for children :)

  • Clint Haynes

    If only we could by them as gifts.

  • Taylor

    I buy knowing that I will like play none of these games on my phone, but hope for a little luck when the Transformer Prime is finally available, so that I may play on that one Christmas toy I REALLY want, and that the Amaz-grinch has thus denied me. You f-ing hear that Santa Bezos?

  • Petru-Mugurel Lingurar

    And the 10th app is Bedtime Battle

  • MrMrMan

    1 more of these to go.

  • Lewis McGeary

    Air sync, beautiful widgets and maybe read it later for me!
    Looking forward to ADW, Launcher Pro has been hanging a lot recently.

  • Petru-Mugurel Lingurar

    Yep, they are full/pro/premium apps just with the great discounts for 10 days!

  • gpmillerjax

    Woooooot beautiful widgets and looking forward to ADW EX

  • Jeb

    this is pretty awesome, i’m getting those widgets :)

  • osc707

    been putting off buying BFW, it’s mine today!

  • levelm

    Loving this promo. It almost feels wrong getting these amazing apps for $.10

  • David Matthews

    gonna get me some apps

  • CheekyBroad

    By the end of this whole extravaganza I probably won’t have any more room on my phone because I bought so many apps! Even the ones I don’t need I feel compelled to buy.

  • antfelici

    Who doesn’t like a good deal?

    • chuksy

      It’s too good a deal, to forego.

  • frmorrison

    The BB – Bedtime Battle is the 10th app.

  • txbluesman

    I’ll buy that for a dollar!

  • theJP

    I bought the Christmas wallpaper and the flick golf today. I swore yesterday I wouldn’t buy any….I’m weak.

  • ijonb

    I’m buying several of these… not to use now, but for only $0.10/ea, it seems silly to to at least own it. Might want it later.

    Also, Read It Later is definitely worth it. Very useful app!

  • chuksy

    Good job google

  • Elliot Powell

    Yesterday’s app selection was a little better.

  • rashad360

    I’m starting to buy apps I don’t even want, just ’cause.

  • marcustg

    I love this offers :) Beautifull widgets is very nice app!

  • Marc’us H.

    Make it rain!

  • Santana

    Can’t beat it for premium apps

  • lanza_david

    Good deals!

  • James Conley

    I’m about 60 cents in now. thanks for the heads up Guys!

  • Lewis McGeary

    Beautiful widgets looking great, a couple of questions about Double Twist if anyone knows.
    The extra feature ‘Music Lover’ you can purchase, which allows downloading of album art, will this sync to my computer too or just be on the phone? I’ve found artwork to be a bit of a headache, some will work in itunes but not elsewhere etc. If this would fix that I’d get it, but not if it just fixes it for Double Twist on the phone.
    Also why did they suggest I install Internet Explorer when installing the desktop app(I declined) any good reason or just some marketing deal?

  • Hall Lo

    Too bad I already bought half of the apps for over a year already, but still a big Thanks to Google! Such a good chance to let more people to get more good apps on their Android phones/tablets! :D

  • ramenchef

    Today wasn’t as good as yesterday’s offerings. Here’s to hoping for some big names in the coming days!

  • Deeds

    Love getting my apps for 10 cents

  • philippegee

    So many apps are unavailable for my Droid Bionic. I’m thinking it’s a glitch…

  • Dan Jones

    I find it interesting that at least a few of the apps both days so far have been available as Amazon’s Free App of the Day.

  • Shadowlore

    As pointed out to Anthony… Reckless Racing PLAY (the HD Variant of Reckless racing) is also 10 cents today.

  • Dlux

    Picked up Flick Golf. Totally worth $0.10.

  • Chuxter

    With apps being 10 cents (the price all apps should be), I’m actually purchasing them. I normally just wait for the app to become available on Amazon App store or I just manage fine without the app. For every one of me, there are 9+ others that are the same way. If developers would just lower the price of ALL apps to 10 cents, they would probably sell 10 times as many, make the same amount of money, and 10 times more people would be happy.

  • Fr354N3SS

    Definitely worth checking some of the apps out. Thanks Google.

  • rashed rab

    super excited!

  • Jamie

    Google should do more of these promos. I’m sure I’m not the only one purchasing every 10c app everyday. That’s gotta be good for Google, devs, end users… Win win win!!!

  • donger

    Day 2, yeah buddy

  • IntlGrizzly

    words can not express how awesome this is

  • sylar

    Sadly nothing I’m really interested in, maybe there will be something I will like tomorrow. But still it is cool that they are doing this.

  • humidity

    All for $1!? I’m in!

  • phaet2112

    BB book is nice, as is beautiful widgets. Nice to see some competition with the amazon app store

  • Michael Ian

    like yesterday, I purchased all of em!

  • rutgers2k

    At this rate I’ll buy everything

  • cody

    cant wait for tomarrow, i got money in the account and apps to spend it on

    • cody

      and there was a bug that i got charged for swiftkey 5 times, and im not complaing

  • Adryan maldonado

    like i said google really should have implemented something on a smaller scale like amazong along time ago or at least halfway into becoming so widespread and popular

  • sdtrinity3

    Gotta get AirSync if you have a Google TV. Video, music & photos stream wirelessly to my ReVue!

    • sdtrinity3

      Just use the Logitech Media Player app

  • Anthropic

    Damn it, hooked on Flick Golf like crack now :(

  • Bhavik

    I only found about this 10 day premium apps today. Missed out on soundhound and swiftkeyx :(