Google’s Android app store, Google Play, has passed the 25bn downloads milestone. The company announced the news today, while also revealing that 675k apps and games are now available in its store.
That’s up from 20bn downloads and 600k apps, as announced at Google’s I/O conference in late June. Which means 5bn app downloads in almost exactly three months, so just under 1.7bn a month.
How does that compare to the rival iOS App Store? That passed 25bn downloads in early March, before hitting 30bn three months later by the time of Apple’s WWDC show. So the same monthly run-rate, although it may have increased since then.
Google is launching a discounts promotion to celebrate its 25bn milestone, anyway, selling games from the likes of EA, Gameloft, Rovio and Full Fat for 25 cents, with additional discounts on some e-books, films, albums and magazines.