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Google Play turns 1!

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It has been one year since Google rebranded its Android app store as Google Play, and because it’s a special day, the folks at Google have decided to throw in a goodie bag, which gives users free access to discounts and gift cards, as well as game perks!

“It’s been an incredible first year and we look forward to sharing the gift of digital diversions for many more to come,” reads the promo page on the site.

Here’s a quick list of Google’s limited-time birthday offers:


  • Gift Card
    • Users (in the US) get a free USD $15 gift card and free shipping of the items they purchase.


  • 10% Discount
    • Upon booking one’s stay through Hotels.com, one can avail of a 10% discount for a limited time.


  • Exclusive Characters
    • Users get to select Android’s iconic green mascot as a playable character in the game.


  • New Location
    • The new “Mars Location” offers unique characters and quests for a limited time.


  • In-game Perks
    • Users get a custom birthday-wish themed map, a unique item and 50% savings on in-game goodies.

Android Central reports that the deals differ according to country and region.

Happy birthday, Google Play!