Google Play replaces Android Market as all-in-one Google Store

March 6, 2012
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Whoa, big news just dropped from Google today regarding the Android Market and Google's services as a whole. Starting today, we can all say hello Google Play, RIP Android Market because the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will all become part of Google Play. The details were just revealed and Google Play is live right now.

This is all a part of something bigger coming soon but for now is essentially a consolidation or redistribution style for everything Google has to offer. Combining all their services into one huge area accessible from your phone, tablet, or computer. Even the old market.android.com now just takes you directly to Google Play. This change not only moves everything into direct and digital sales but is starting to show more of their plans with cloud storage.

Google Play will be replacing the Android Market on devices starting today and will roll out to Android devices running older versions of the OS in the coming days as well. For now mostly 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. We expect more details and announcements will be following soon but for now enjoy some pictures, Google's neat video, and then head to the new Google Play from the via below.

[via Google Play]


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  • Tommy Thompson

    I think Google Play fits perfectly for a company like Google.

  • Carlos

    So frustrating that google is making all these changes to the market app, but Verizon Nexus users haven’t seen an ICS update in months. 

    Isn’t the actual OS as important as the market? 

  • Doug Fiedor

    Amen . . . not so good, Google.  I don’t want everything on my phone to be on my tablets.  And some things on my 7″ tablet I don’t necessarily want on my 10″ Transformer.  

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       It still resizes and such the way it should.

  • Icedragon97

    google is quickly becoming apples’ little brother. this play thing resembles spyware when it first showed up on my phone.

  • Zoid

    Sweet!!! Now can you please integrate Google Play with Google TV. I want to rent and stream the new HD movies already!

  • Sameer Singh

    This is pretty much a branding exercise. They could have integrated all the services under Android Market too, but they wouldn’t have got nearly as much publicity about it. So, this is a win for Google. At the end of the day, do we care what it’s called?

    http://www.tech-thoughts.net/ 

    • http://www.hukiworld.com/ hukiworld

      you will care when they control where you surf… reseaech who google is teaming up with and see the truth behind google working with government like CIA, among a few marge large industries to control the internet

  • http://www.hukiworld.com/ hukiworld

    they want everyone to use google for everything so when government controls google, they control all of YOU at once.

  • http://www.hukiworld.com/ hukiworld

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry85k-5cWvQ&feature=share enjoy and tell me sameer if you still don’t care what it’s called and don’t say i didn’t warn anyone here or on my fb page

  • http://www.hukiworld.com/ hukiworld

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qEsOP8uZyQ&feature=related part 2 enjoy and if you feel like your being spied upon, that boat sailed a decade ago

  • Somerandomguy

    hukiworld is correct, Google isn’t so much ‘in bed’ with government, as government itself.
    This sh*t is beyond Orwellian now.
    WAKE UP!.. Google is & always has been the NSA!
    They are cataloging us! Everything we do & everyone we associate with.

    And you idiots think this is cute?