Android Market Undergoes Makeover: Rebranded as Google PlayVallabh Rao
Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore are now part of a single cloud based destination called Google Play. Google will be upgrading the Android Market app to the Google Play Store app over the coming days."Entertainment is supposed to be fun. 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 with Google Play, a digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy and share your favorite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet. Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and you never have to worry about losing them or moving them again" said Jamie Rosenberg, Director of Digital Content at Google in a blog post.
This move will make Google Play the one stop destination for Android apps, ebooks, music and movies. Apple's iTunes store has been more successful than Google to sell digital content through its platform. With this rebranding Google hopes to increase its market share when it comes to digital content and apps.