Google Inc. this week said the Android Market has served more than 10 billion app downloads.

The Android Market, which offers downloadable applications to Android-based devices, reached the one million download mark in June 2010. By July 2011, the Market held six billion downloads.

To celebrate the milestone the company will offer an app between Dec. 6 and Dec. 15 at 10 cents each.

Applications include Asphalt 6 HD, Fieldrunners HD, Minecraft, Paper Camera, and Swiftkey X.

Google will introduce Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android OS, next year.

Android 4.0 includes the ability to create folders of apps, list view and flick away currently running apps, take screen shots, save e-mails for offline search, set mobile data limits, Android Beam to bump info to another user, and a new face unlock feature to unlock the phone via facial recognition technology.

It will be introduced on Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone in 2012.

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