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Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Mar 2012 19:10 User comments (2)

Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play' Google has announced today that its Google Music, Google Books and Android Market apps will be re-branded under the new umbrella of "Google Play."
Google Play will allow you to buy music, books, movies and apps all in one place and everything is saved to the cloud. You can start a book on one device and continue right where you left off on another device without missing a beat.

The new move will create the true Google ecosystem that many have been waiting for for years. Rivals Amazon and Apple have hardware and software ecosystems, and both are incredibly popular. If Google were to release its rumored "Nexus" tablet this year, the company could certainly compete on a head-to-head level with its rivals.

On the same note, none of Google's apps are as popular as those made by other companies. iTunes remains the defacto movie/TV rental store, and Amazon's Kindle Store is still the most popular place to download books.

"Entertainment is supposed to be fun," says Jamie Rosenberg, Google's Director of Digital Content. "But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite-moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires, lots of wires. Today we're eliminating all that hassle."

"In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we'll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps. Our long-term goal is to roll out as many different types of content as possible to people around the world, and we?ll keep adding new content to keep it fresh."

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2 user comments

16.3.2012 19:43

What a lame name


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27.3.2012 0:54

Reminds me of the boxes you broke on Mario Kart.

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