Mar, 10 2012

Google’s decision to rebrand Android Market as “Google Play” has got to be one of the most ridiculous ones in recent times, probably more so than the Qwikster debacle. And we all what happened then.

But Google did soften the blow with the sales they offered. For developers, its a great opportunity to add a substantial number of users, with the exposure often resulting in increased downloads down the line, too.

I bought a ton of apps during December’s “10 Billion Downloads Sale”, and have picked up 4 from a smaller offering this time. My favorite from the December sales was SwiftKey X (31% increased typing efficiency, 11k+ keystrokes saved). This time, my favorite is Shadowgun. I’m not that fond of gaming on mobile devices (unless its something more casual, like Great Little War Game), usually because of controls, but Shadowgun’s won me over witha really good performance, decent controls (I feel the shoot controls on the right could have been done better).

Which were yours? Just add it to the vote below. You can pick only one, so choose which stood out for you the most.

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