Rebranding the Android Market
March 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
Yesterday, the Android market was rebranded as Google Play. Google play will consist of, not only the Android Market, but also Google Music, Google Movies and the Google eBookstore. The cloud technology will save all your music, movies and apps and you’ll have access to them on any of your devices.
From the Official Google Blog:
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
The rebranding was long awaited, since you don’t technically have to own an Android device to be able to buy Google Music or any books from the eBookstore the name “Android Market” was no longer a good fit for the technology being offered. The rebranding, of course, comes with a revamped web site and interface featuring links to search movies, music and ebooks in a more central space on the home page.
In addition to the rebranding, Google is offering deals on their ebooks, music, movies and apps for the first seven days following the rebranding, calling it the “7 days to play” sale.
Learn more on the about page of play.google.com