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Android Market Hits 10B Downloads

The Android Market is holding a major sale—and it has nothing to do with the holidays.

To celebrate hitting 10 billion app downloads (yes, billion with a B), Google will offer several top apps for Android devices for a mere USD $0.10 for 10 days!

The sale started on Dec. 6 when Google announced the milestone achievement and will continue until Dec. 16. Check the Android Market daily for new apps announced as part of the celebration sale.

Hitting the 10 billion download mark is quite a feat for the 3-year old market place. In July, Google stated that only 6 billion downloads had been recorded.

Google estimates the app store is seeing a growth rate of 1 billion app downloads a month—an incredibly fast rate of growth even in this age of media and technology.

“One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing,” wrote Eric Chu, director of Android Developer Ecosystem, in a recent blog post.

In comparison, Apple announced in July that its AppStore—which is also 3-years old—had passed more than 15 billion downloads.

What apps and goodies have you downloaded from the Android Market lately?