And out of nowhere we have a new Service from Google, no rumors no nothing at all, a full undercover project, hidden from the preying eyes.
Okay, we will drop the drama, Google has rebranded Android Â Market and renamed it as Google Play, oh, and did we mention now you can access Books, Music, Movies and Music along with the perviously offered Apps and Games.
Google has unified Android Market, Google Music and Google Bookstore into one Ecosystem and called it Google Play.
Pre-conceived as a Tablet, Google Play turns out to be a service which actually unified Google’s Digital Media offering across it’s platform under one banner.Â For now, almost everything remains the same except for the logo, name and UI refresh. They layout is similar and they haven’t introduced anything too new, yet.
Google informs that the Android Market app on Android phones and tablets, as well as apps for music, books and videos will vanish and will be updated to Google Play Store in the coming days.
So, with all the offering under 1 banner, Google gets in direct competition with Amazon (Google Play Books), Apple (Google Play Music), Netflix (Google Play Movie).
According to Google with Google Play you can:
- Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
- Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
- Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
- Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
What do you think about this Google Move
P.S.: To celebrate the launch Google will be offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next week in our “7 Days to Play” sale. In the U.S., today’s titles include the collection of top 40 hitsÂ Now That’s What I Call Music 41, the popular game Where’s My Water, the novelÂ Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseÂ and the movieÂ PunctureÂ for just 25 cents each. In addition, you’ll find great collections of hip-hop, rock and country albums for $3.99 all week, detective novels from $2.99, some of Google’s editorial team’s favorite movies from 99 cents, and their favorite apps from 49 cents.
via: Google Blog
The DNetWorks Team