Google Play Celebrates 25 Billion Apps Downloaded With Five-Day Sale

Google just crossed the rather staggering 25 billion apps downloaded mark, and to celebrate it's offering some heavy discounts. For the next five days you can download apps from top developers (Game Loft, EA, Rovio, and others) for just 25 cents a pop. And that's just the app side.

There's also going to be steep discounts on collections like "25 banned books". You can visit the Google Play home page each day to find out what's on special.

Apple's iTunes App Store hit 30 billion downloads from 650,000 apps in June. Google now claims 25 billion downloads from 675,000 apps in the Play Store. At this rate we could see Android downloads catch up to Apple by year's end. Your move, Windows Phone. [Android Blog]