Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play

Google today announced that it is rebranding the Android Market as Google Play. That’s not just it. Google Music, Google Movies and Google eBookstore will also be part of Google Play, making Google Play a one-stop shop for all of Google’s entertainment catalog. Available on both Android and desktop via the website.

With Google Play you can now 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 and rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles. (PS: Some services might not be available in some countries.)

I think this is a great move by Google. Consolidating everything on 1 platform makes it easier for users to discover content. And I like the fact that you can carry on from where you left on your computer or mobile phone.
But I’m not sure if “Google Play” is the good name. I guess we will need to take a while to get use to “Playing an ebook”.


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