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Google Play hit the news today, framed as a total revamp of Google's media outlets. But the new name won't change the way you interact on your phone substantially. If you own an Android device, you're undoubtedly familiar with Google Music, Google Books, and possibly even Google Movies (although the movie-rental service debuted last year with a lot less fanfare than other Google properties have). Well, now with Google Play on your Android device you'll be able to access all that information as Google Play—Google Play Music, Google Play Books, and so forth. Yeah, they just added a “Play” in there.

I was wondering why Market wasn't working. Very odd, though. Thoughts? :unsure:

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Seems about right. Easier to get all customers in one place and possibly get better revenue. Kinda like how everything by Google (mail, docs, cal, etc) can be accessed in one screen regardless of you current location. Go Google I guess? :)
 

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So this is a merging of some Google services with the Android Market? Seems fine...but how do you 'play' books?
You play books by merging the two words and changing books to boy. If you know what I mean.

But seriously, I have no idea. Maybe it means audiobooks? You can play those.
 

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This rename stinks to be honest, it devalues the concept of apps.
Not all apps are for play, some are for utility. Additionally "play" is a vague concept. Seeing as the logo is the conventional play button associated with media players, it doesn't even associate with games found on the app store.

Change it back to the android app market. Because Android is a service of google that already has a lot of recognition, and app market is a much more aptly chosen name.
 

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I kind of liked the icon for the Android Market. This new one feels all Windows Seven-y and glossy. The old one doesn't suck.
 

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I hate this.
Now I have to tell people "Download it in the Google Play store" instead of "market"?
Forget that. It will forever be market for me. P:

But, other than the name, I'm okay with it. It's not really different at all.
 

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Now all we have to do is wait for google to pull a nintendo and announce gender-targeted versions of the suite, with blue and pink backgrounds. Google Playboy and Playgirl, probably.

Wait....
 

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All it is is a rebranding. Books and movies were already available in the market, this just makes it clearer that there are many different things available, not just apps.
Also please launch Music in the UK now.
 

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