Android Market reaches ten billionth download, sells Minecraft, Swiftkey X, others for a dime

Happy milestone, Android Market! It's a busy place, full of hustle and bustle -- so much so, in fact, that the applications plaza for Google's mobile OS just had its ten billionth app downloaded. In honor of hitting this mark, it's passing the savings on to you, placing (at least) ten apps on sale for ten cents. The sale will last for ten days (notice a theme?), so procrastinators will have a little extra time to decide which ones are worth a dime. There's a few classics on the list, such as SwiftKey X, Minecraft, Asphalt 6 and SoundHound. Check the source link (or glance at the screenshot above) to see what else is available, as well as a press release straight from SwiftKey below the break.

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SwiftKey X included in Android Market
10 billionth app download promotion

London, UK – 6 December, 2011 – SwiftKey™ X (, the award-winning keyboard for Android™-powered smartphones, is on offer for just £0.10p / €0.10¢ / $0.10¢ this Tuesday-Wednesday after being chosen by Android Market™ to be featured in a special promotion to celebrate its 10 billionth app download.

The promotion, which features 10 premium apps each day at the bargain 10p / 10¢ price, runs for 10 days from 6 December to 16 December. SwiftKey X, which replaces smartphone keyboards with one that uses natural language technology to make typing easier, is being featured on the first day of the celebration from 6pm GMT, at an incredible 95% off its list price.

Joe Braidwood, CMO of SwiftKey, said: "We're really thrilled that Android Market chose to showcase SwiftKey X on day one of such an incredible milestone. It's exciting to think about how many people across the world will be able to unlock the power of SwiftKey today at such a low price."

This latest promotion comes just after a SwiftKey X Thanksgiving weekend promotion, which saw the app rise to No. 1 in the global Android Market paid app chart. SwiftKey X ( can be downloaded at the reduced price on 6 December and 14 December from Android Market stores across the world.