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Old 03-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Google Play to replace Android Market (and other services?)

Today Google announced the launch of Google Play:

http://android-developers.blogspot.c...ogle-play.html
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...an integrated destination for apps, books, movies, and music, accessible to users on Android devices and to anyone on the Web. As part of this launch, Google Play replaces and extends Android Market — users everywhere can now find their favorite apps and games in Google Play, with other digital content, all in one place.
Clicking on "MY BOOKS" in Google Play shows my purchases from Google Books. I predict Google Play will replace Google Books, Google Music, and Google Movies.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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I saw I had an update for some of the Google Apps, and they are indeed called Google Play Music and and Google Play Books.
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I like the name Android Market better than Google Play.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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I like the name Android Market better than Google Play.
Yep. *sigh* If they're trying to copy Apple with their iSomethings, it's not really working. Normally, you try to make stuff shorter to be more memorable (e.g. Gmail).
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Yep. *sigh* If they're trying to copy Apple with their iSomethings, it's not really working. Normally, you try to make stuff shorter to be more memorable (e.g. Gmail).
They should use the "g" bit:

gBooks, gMaps, gMail, gMovies, gMusic...
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Google Play

Hey!

i've just installed a new firmware on my galaxy s1 and i can't access android market(google play) to download some aplications. it redirects me to a page where it says about google play.

What is the problem? Should I install an application called Google Play?

Thank you

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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They might be putting things on hold while they think up a less naff name - not too difficult.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #8
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Naming aside, this could be an interesting development if Google can leverage all the Android users they have and get their eBook, Music and Video shops up to scratch (especially allowing international purchases).
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #9
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A content store named Google Play with apps, books, games, movies, and music with cloud services needs a consumer consumption device - aka 7" Android tablet. According to the rumor mill, we could possibly see the Google Play.

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Google has partnered with ASUS [on] a 7-inch tablet that will become a pure Google Experience Device...ship[ping] with stock Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. ... [So say] two different industry sources...at Mobile World Congress. ... I find them to be trustworthy.
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Consumers want cheap tablets and the $199 Kindle Fire has proven this. ... ASUS previously announced their $249 MeMo 370T tablet at CES...and our sources say that Google was so impressed...that they approached ASUS to see if they could...reach that magical $199 price point.
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We are still unsure of the final product name, but Google Play is a possible candidate.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:46 AM   #10
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Nice, will we get access to all those other google services then? As I can't buy books from google books, for example...
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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I like the name Android Market better than Google Play.
I agree. It sound as though it's a name to attract the kiddies, rather than "serious" users.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:39 AM   #12
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I followed the links to this yesterday only to find that "Google Play Music" is not available outside the US, "Google Play Movies" is available in the UK, I would probably use it occasionally but the app "is not compatible with my device" (which I guess means it's a phone rather than a tablet, but it's definitely capable of playing movies) - so that leaves "Google Play Books" - which is fine but for me it just amounts to a re-name of my 3rd or 4th ebook store.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #13
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #14
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Rather ...... juvenile?

I've just paid the site a visit.

That name does look very silly - smacks of a TV programme that ought to be on between 3.00 & 5.00.

And I don't think positioning "Android" directly beneath it helps .......
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I think getting rid of the Android label is a good idea. I don't have an Android device, and a few months ago when I found the Google music store, I really was rather confused initially about buying and downloading mp3 files--I wondered if there might be something device-specific that would prevent me from playing them on my mp3 player.
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