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So here we are - Google's 25 Billion App Downloads promotion is coming to a close. Today's deals just went live in the Play Store, and holy crap - this is by far the best day yet. There are some really great apps (and games) in the mix today, like Horn, The Dark Knight Rises, and a few others. Here's the list:

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The main promotion page hasn't updated for most of us just yet, so there should be two one more apps to add to the list (if today is consistent with previous days, that is). We should have the full list now. Once the page is updated, we'll let you know.

[via Reddit]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Travis Hill
  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    Oh my gosh. I'm going to be picking up at least half of these.. Good way to end the sale.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

    I bought Nova Launcher Prime last month for full price, but now there are some other apps.

  • Raviteja

    Wish I had a Tab..I would have broguht Horn :(

  • PINJ

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    Thats My Tongue

    • RichT

      My feelings exactly.

  • Fonz
    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's from yesterday.

  • tumatos

    here i was hoping for a 25 day long sales, and it ends today?

    on the bright side, don't think my phone could handle many more games...lost the count of bought apps and games. good job google

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They did say originally that it would last 5 days.

      • tumatos

        never saw that and besides i wasn't complaining. it was great just as it was

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    This is a great way to spend the rest of my Google Play credit from my Galaxy Nexus! <3

  • Fonz
    • http://twitter.com/louiedog louiedog

      That's from yesterday. The price will probably go back up in the next hour or two. If anyone wants it, now is the time.

  • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    I wish it was my birthday, lol. I'd have an excuse to spend the money and buy all the apps :P I am happy with the apps I bought though.

  • http://twitter.com/JaytonGarnett Jayton Garnett

    Looks like the same list as yesterday for us in the UK :-/

  • Mark LaFlamme

    If you're not into games, this promotion has been a real bummer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Nova Launcher Prime isn't a game, though I do agree that most of this promotion has been cheap games.

  • bungadudu

    Horn is incompatible with the S3 and the Galaxy Nexus :-(

    And yeah, far too many games as opposed to practical appss ...

    • Lekz

      I got excited for nothing when I saw Horn on sale... incompatible with my S3 also :T

    • Jays2Kings

      So glad I got a Nexus 7 this weekend, hopefully though they open up support for non-tegra devices though.

      • Amer Khaznadar

        Wait I'm very confused here, and I can't make up my mind if I want to buy it now.
        I thought it was Tegra optimized, not Tegra only. Further more, it says that it's compatible with my, obviously non Tegra-enabled, HTC Desire HD (DPI is custom set to 160, since it might matter).

        • Jays2Kings

          I thought it was tegra only but I could be wrong or it's only for tablets/that dpi. Either way you could try it but it's not guaranteed to work

    • GraveUypo

      yeah freaking tegra 3 exclusivitiy. i emailed them a couple of weeks ago and they said a non-tegra version is on the works.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        Have you tried ChainFire3D? I would be using it now but it isn't compatible with Jelly Bean 4.1.

        • GraveUypo

          there's no tegra 3 plugin for chainfire and you still can't buy it anyways.
          it doesn't work

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

            I am sure it will get there eventually, I need that app!

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        Seriously? I may have to get it. Apparently it's compatible with my old Nook Color for some reason -- they must have just forgotten to reject that one...

    • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

      Glad it works on the N7 at least. I haven't installed any games on m Galaxy Nexus, and use the N7 (plus OTG cable and Xbox controller) for gaming.

    • DavidKeith

      Why is Batman not compatible with my Asus Infinity or my HTC EVO 4G LTE but IS compatible with my og EVO 4G???

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    I wish Apex Pro was in this instead of Nova Prime

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I've run with both for a while, comparing the two and ended up picking Nova.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

        Thanks for that bit of info...I tried Apex first and just stuck with that. I guess maybe I'll flip Nova a quarter for the pro version and give them a try.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

          Nova imported all of my setup from Apex....made the switch really easy. So far so good but we'll see if it gives me any reason to switch back in a few days.

      • Freak4Dell

        What is the largest grid size on Nova Prime? I switched to Apex because the free version wouldn't let me do anything bigger than 7 rows/columns. I like to have a 6x8 setup on my tablet.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

          Nova Prime is showing a max of 7x7

          • Freak4Dell

            Thanks. I guess I will be sticking with the free version of Apex, then (or maybe purchasing the paid version of it later on). Sad, because I really did like Nova a lot better at first.

          • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

            Hopefully you stop by to read this again...vgergo said to "Press the volume button while in the menu of nova, and a secret "Labs" menu item appears: where amongst many other advanced settings, you'll find an option to increase the grid size!!!"
            I gave it a try and did find the setting.

          • Freak4Dell

            Yup, if you look above, you'll see that I saw his post and I purchased Nova. :)

        • vgergo

          Press the volume button while in the menu of nova, and a secret "Labs" menu item appears: where amongst many other advanced settings, you'll find an option to increase the grid size!!!

          BTW I'm also on the fence betw Nova and Apex. Using Apex now, because it uses slightly less memory, but the difference is a few MB's.

          • Freak4Dell

            Thanks! I went ahead and purchased it.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Hrm, I tried this and didn't see any Labs menu in the latest Nova Prime.

          • Freak4Dell

            Go to the settings for Nova, then press and hold volume down. There should be a toast that says Labs enabled or something like that, and you will have a new Labs option. I believe it shows up under Behavior.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Ah, that worked. Holding VolDn unlocks it and VolUp removes it. Sweet tip!

    • Mei

      I say neither Apex Pro or Nova Prime. Go Launcher Ex is the better one and it's free.

      • Mei

        Go Launcher EX is nice that it allows a lot of customization. However, each part may have it's own app (add-on) that needs to be installed. I recommend uninstalling parts you do not need or use. To bad ADW Launcher EX and Launcher Pro, has not been updated for awhile. Aside from the above, guess the top ones that are still in the game, are Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher.

  • manchester city

    they should really add pes 12 to this list

  • patapongirl

    Nova and Great Big War! :)

  • CyleR

    What do I need to do if I want to purchase Horn and I don't have a tablet at the moment?

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      Bluestacks: http://bluestacks.com/
      Although I can't say for sure if it will show as Horn-compatible, at least by default

  • smellierteacher

    Thankfully I was right in waiting for a sale! Was about to buy horn at full price the other day but then I thought I'll wait. And I was rewarded ... horn downloading now on nexus 7 !

  • http://www.facebook.com/samvithvrao Samvith Rao

    WOW !!! Nova Launcher Prime !! I am really glad my patience paid off !

  • http://twitter.com/albertohamade Alberto Hamade

    FML I paid $7 for horn and only played for 10 minutes. Now it's $0.25¢

  • slsf617

    This has to be one of the greatest days for games =D

  • Fifth313ment

    I wish I could buy Horn! I wish you could bypass the compatible apps and just buy an app so that in the future your device might be supported and you would have already paid. I tried doing the market mod to enable horn and other things but it doesn't work. Arg Google!

    • Matti

      Maybe you could fire up the Play market in your desktop computer's browser and buy from there? Haven't tried it before myself, but it's a possibility.

      • Fifth313ment

        Nope you can't do it. I've tried logging out, logging back in, changing my build prop file on a rooted phone and non of the ideas work. I also wanted the Sketch program too but it is also not compatible! Arg!

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    I was able to buy Horn on my old Galaxy S (Fascinate) by changing the model, brand, name, device, board, manufacturer, and platform lines of my build.prop to that of the Droid X2. Yay for being clever. Now I'm just gonna change my build.prop back to normal and download the game when I have a more capable device.

    EDIT: Also, make sure you reboot the device after changing the build.prop and then force stop and clear Play Store data.

    • Fifth313ment

      That doesn't work anymore. I tried on my OG EVO and did everything you said and more! Also if you go to the sites that have the guides you'll see it's not working for anyone anymore.

      • TheFirstUniverseKing

        ro.product.model=DROID X2
        ro.product.brand=verizon
        ro.product.name=daytona
        ro.product.device=daytona
        ro.product.board=daytona
        ro.product.manufacturer=motorola
        ro.board.platform=tegra

        That's what I changed my data to within the build.prop (which is in the System folder).
        After making and saving the changes, I rebooted, cleared Play store data, and then force stopped the app. After doing that, I was able to purchase Horn.

        • Fifth313ment

          Trying now, just restarted my OG EVO. If it bootloops I'll follow you home! LOL

  • iTKe2k

    lol i purchased nova launcher prime yesterday

    • DavidKeith

      lol why would you buy an app during Google 25 cent promotion?

      • iTKe2k

        because i appreciate this developer works, i bought widgetlocker - enjoyed it,bought donation version of led, and finally after using nova for a while, i bought it because it was good and well worth the money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.breszkovics Dániel Breszkovics

    As I see, I'm not the only one who would like to buy Horn, but our device is not compatible. (I have a SE Xperia Mini myself)
    Well, I've just bought the game in this minute, so it's definitely possible!
    All you have to do is editing the build.prop file (I used the free app BuildProp Editor, root needed).

    First of all, delete the Play Store's data (cache I guess)
    Then once you got to edit the build.prop, look for these lines and change their value:
    ro.build.product=Nexus 7
    ro.product.brand=google
    ro.product.device=Nexus 7
    ro.product.manufacturer=asus

    Open the Play Store on your phone and voila! You can buy Horn now, your device is a Nexus 7. :)
    It's up to you if you want to change your build.prop values back, but I'd do it if I were you.

    • Fifth313ment

      I CALL BS! No screens, then it's not real! I changed my OG EVO's buildprop 5 times into multiple phones and NONE worked! If you go to any of the guides online that give you the same instructions you do you'll see everyone says it's not working anymore! I even tried your guide twice and went back a second time to change anything that said HTC or supersonic to nexus 7 or htc and nada! You didn't do it yourself and you just posted a guide of what used to work, not cool! You just made many people end up spending a lot of time, some of which may screw up their phones. For anyone thinking of trying this just beware, THIS DOESN'T WORK!

      • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.breszkovics Dániel Breszkovics

        Well, it did work on my Xperia and I only changed those 4 lines I mentioned. Proof below, have a nice day.

    • Harsha

      Confirmed to be working on Samsung Galaxy S2. Thanks alot.

  • Matti

    Awesome sauce. Was on the fence about getting a secondary launcher, but since they offered Nova Prime, decide to get it anyway. Even if I end up not liking it, I'll just wait out the 15 minutes for the refund period to expire before uninstalling it, that way it'll remain "Purchased" on my App list for future use.

    A bit miffed that I paid full price for Sketchbook Pro about a month ago and haven't even launched the app yet. Could've saved a bit if I got it today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    I wonder what the odds of my phone getting ICS today is so I can get Nova D=

  • Matti

    Oh, I have a question.

    EA games always show up double (on my setup, at least). One is from EA Netherlands BV and one is from EA Inc. I assume the Dutch BV version is ROW (Rest of World) and the EA Inc one is NA (North America).

    Is there a difference between the two?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      7x7 still :(

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's only for distribution bureaucracy bullshit - they're the same AFAIK.

  • http://twitter.com/sakura_candy Lumi

    BTW, Adventure bar story is on 1/2 price discount now too, there's a lack of RPGs (except for the KEMCO game) in this promotion, so I thought I'll point it out. It's a great RPG that combines cooking mechanics.

  • http://pandu.poluan.info pepoluan

    Oh frack... I ran up to the limit of my CC, and the bank said it will take 24h for my payment to clear... stupid me... I'm going to regret missing the Nova Launcher Prime discount T_T

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