Google Relaunching Android Market as Google Play
Google today announced that it is rebranding the Android Market in a move that it hopes will make it easier for consumers to find not just apps, but music, books, and movies. Moving forward, the Android Market will be known as Google Play, and it will be accessible from Android smartphones/tablets, as well as desktop browsers, and Chromebooks. Content purchased through Google Play on one platform will automatically become available to all the other platforms. In addition to the new name, Google Play offers a refreshed user interface that makes it easier to sort through the different content categories within the store. The Google Play store also reflects and interacts with the content that consumers already own and store in the cloud. The result is a device-agnostic, unified user interface that looks the same whether the user is searching the store itself or if they are playing back content they already own. The new Google Play is going to be rolled out to Google customers in stages starting today.
Google Play Store Update Hitting Android Devices
Google has redesigned the Play Store and is pushing the new version to Android devices this week. The refreshed content store is significantly altered and makes locating apps, games, movies, TV, and music easier on the eyes thanks to new tabs.
Google Play Store Begins Adding 4K Movies
Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K.
Google to Add Family Friendly Tools to Play Store
Google today said it plans to add a section to the Play Store that will make it simpler for families to find appropriate content. A new graphic, called the Family Star, will signify to consumers when content is rated for children.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google Play Eases Pain of Finding Movies and TV Shows in Streaming Apps
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.
Nightmare for customer service
This will be death for me after they launch it. I will have a million customers asking me where the hell their Android Marketplace went and why it's not there anymore. I think i'll book the day after this is released off....
But I don't think it will be that bad, no doubt an update will be required to implement it, and so the truly ignorant will never install the update (because they don't know that phones have updates :ro...