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Google Play Store celebrates first birthday with sale

Google brings Play Store gift cards and phone bill payments to the UK

Google Play Store birthday sale

Google's Play Store for apps, games books and more has turned one so is holding a celebratory sale.

A year ago, Google decided to marge its Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore into the all singing, all dancing Play Store. To celebrate, the one stop content shop is holding a sale across content for smartphones and tablets..

Google said: "Since no birthday is complete without presents, we're celebrating with a bunch of special offers across the store on songs, TV shows, movies and books. We're even offering a collection of games with some fun birthday surprises created by developers."

The firm also announced that it is bringing new payment methods to the UK this week including the ability to pay through your phone bill and gift cards.

The Nexus maker said it now has more than 700,000 apps and games on offer in the Play Store, along with over five million books and 18 million songs.

Across the Google Play Store there are bargains to be had including 50 percent of apps and games including Plants vs Zombies and Monopoly. There are also film rentals, books and magazines for 99p each including the latest issue of PC Advisor.

Since launching the Play Store, Google has launched its own Nexus smartphone and tablets in partnership with Asus, LG and Samsung – the Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 respectively.

 "It's been a busy year, but we're just getting started. We look forward to many more years of bringing you the best in entertainment!" added Google.

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