Google recently unveiled their plan to rebrand the Android Market to Google Play. What does this mean? Google’s content portal for Android apps, music, books and video content will be consolidated under a new name — Google Play. Google Play will replace the old Android Market, Google Music, Google Books and Videos service, giving users a clear one-stop location for content.
Q: What is Google Play?
A: Google Play is a new digital content experience from Google where you can find your favorite music, movies, books, and Android apps and games. It’s your entertainment hub: you can access it from the web or from your Android device or even TV, and all your content is instantly available across all of these devices.
Q: What is your strategy with Google Play?
A: Our goal with Google Play is to bring together all your favorite content in one place that you can access across your devices. Specifically, digital content is fundamental to the mobile experience, so bringing all of this content together in one place for users makes the Android platform even more compelling. We’re also simplifying digital content for Google users – you can go to the Google Play website on your desktop and purchase and experience the latest movies, music and books. With Google Play, we’re giving you a simpler way to get your digital content.
Q: What will the experience be for users? What will happen to my existing account?
A: All content and apps in your existing account will remain in your account, but will transition to Google Play. On your device, the Android Market app icon will become the Google Play store icon. You’ll see “Play Store.” For the movies, books and music apps, you’ll begin to see Play versions of these as well, such as “Play Music,” and “Play Movies.”
What do you think of the rebranding of the Android Market? Like the idea? Hate it? Sound off in the comments below to let us all know!
Check out the Google Play market here: http://play.google.com
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