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I hope you've been saving your pocket change in anticipation of some cool Android sales, because today is the day. Although, I'm not sure what you're going to do with the change. There's not a coin slot on your phone, so hopefully you have access to reliable banking. At any rate, your electronic money can be spent on the following things, which are cheaper than usual.

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Apps

CamScanner PDF Creator – $0.99 from $4.99

Camera Block – $1.68 from $2.59

Busybox Installer Pro – $1.00 from $1.99

ROM Toolbox Pro – $2.99 from $5.99

Games

Heroes of Steel RPG Elite – $1.99 from $3.99

Flashout 3D – $0.99 from $2.99

Suspect In Sight! – $0.99 from $2.99

Stand O'Food – Free from $1.99 (Amazon)

Dark Guardians – $0.99 from $2.49

Final Fantasy IV – $7.99 from $15.99

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Vladimir

    Picture or the title, which one is correct? :)

    • Mike Decker

      I guess I'm not the only one who wants the week to be over.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Can't they both be? Nah, I just embedded the wrong graphic.

  • Michael

    Beware of CamScanner
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intsig.lic.camscanner

    There are a lot of complaints regarding a bait and switch and three tiered plans.
    free version.
    Paid version
    Paid version with yearly fee

    • David Li

      Free version=watermark and ads
      Paid version=ad-free & watermark-free edition
      Premium subscription=additional cloud storage service provided by Camscanner with OCR
      I would go with the basic paid version and use the cloud (Dropbox, Google drive) integration which is on all versions.

      • Michael

        Based on multiple reviews the premium features were removed from paid plus there are multiple popups asking you to upgrade even if you use another cloud service.

        • David Li

          That is unfortunate, popups do not provide a satisfactory experience. I haven't experienced any popups but I don't use camscanner all that often. While I understand why they moved to a subscription model, I believe it is way too expensive, considering the price of Google Drive storage.

  • Rant :)

    I don't get why Play Store doesn't have the Free App of the Week or something as in App Store. OK sales are cool but having a "good app" for free once a while is an awesome pleasure.

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Google banned my wallet account, so I don't care about sales anymore. Aptoide ftw. Yayyyy...!

    • Frederico Silva

      Wth did you do to be banned?

      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

        Made an iOS7 theme app for Android. Google banned by developer account and wallet account.

        • Gaurav Arora

          There are plenty of those on Play Store, are they seriously against their policies? You should write to them and complain!

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I've sent a review petition quite a few times. I got automated bot replies only. On wallet side, if they had banned the wallet merchant account, that would've been understandable. But apparently they ban both merchant and consumer account. So, now I can't buy anything from play store. In a way, Google is forcing me to pirate stuff.

            On a related note - have you read about the AdSense leak today? Google seems to be following same policies for developer account too. "Developer making good amount of money? Ban his account if he can't harm us. Ban it right before payday. Throw all review petitions to trash".

          • peatcoal

            Or you could just use a different account.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            Even if I create a new account, I have one credit card which was previously associated with the banned wallet account. When I associate that with this new account, Google will again ban that account too. So, there's that. Plus, why should I run after Google saying "take my money. take my money"? I am more than willing to pay for apps. But if Google bans my account, I'm not going to jump through hoops.

          • jesuguru

            Fair for you to disapprove of Google's antics, but piracy hurts developers far more than Google.

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            I did try to avoid that. I bought the Shuttle+ music player, Light Flow pro version, FolderSync pro version from Amazon App Store. But I found that developers don't update their apps there as frequently as they do in play store. Currently Amazon's Shuttle+ and FolderSync are running 2 versions behind their PS counterpart. So, you might understand why I don't wanna go that way anymore.

  • Alexei

    clipper and Type machine are on sale.

  • brunodmjr

    Final Fantasy IV not at 50% off here in Brazil. The weird thing is that there is a message in portuguese saying that it is 50% off.