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Disney games go free on Android, Google flushes 60,000 apps from the Play Store [UPDATED]

Six Disney games are now free on Android – Temple Run Brave, Where’s My Perry, Where’s My Water, Wreck It Ralph, It’s a Small World, and Puffle Launch. They were all previously priced at $0.99. Their iOS siblings are still paid apps.

Update: Disney got in touch with us and clarified that the sale was actually caused by a technical glitch in the Google Play Store and not an actual promotion. The issue has since been rectified and the games are back at their $0.99 price tags. The official statement follows:

There was a technical glitch on Google Play this morning that triggered the apps to be marked as free. The issue was corrected immediately and the prices are now back to normal for all of these titles (0.99$).

It’s unclear if this promotion is temporary, but according to the Google Play rules once an app goes free there is no turning back unless the developer deletes it and submits it again.

Meanwhile, Google has kicked out of the Play Store about 60,000 applications because of low-quality. Most of the apps seems to be MP3/ringtone related and were removed not because of malware, but spam.

As it seems Google is starting to pay closer attention to the apps that make it to the Play Store and doesn’t trust completely its automated system anymore.

Google has also confirmed the official app count for the Play Store is 700 000, that’s 100k less than the Apple’s App Store. Apple has been reviewing the submitted apps manually thus reducing the low quality software entering the App Store.

Thank you, Dipta, for the Disney tip!

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