Google Play Launches

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  1. Thesolcity
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    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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

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  2. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I'm enjoying Google Play but it would have been nice to see a "Play Games" folder along with the Movies handbooks updates.
     
  3. YayMii

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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?
     
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  4. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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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? :)
     
  5. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    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.
     
  6. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

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    i wonder when they will start Google games. Even has a ring to it.
     
  7. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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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.
     
  8. prowler

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    just get Google Music to work in UK and I'll be ok.
     
  9. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    just used my market and had to accept new terms for Google Play

    was fine this morning in UK
     
  10. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

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    Same here. By the looks of it though, they've made it worse. :(
     
  11. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    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.
     
  12. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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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.
     
  13. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    You don't. It's all about commercialization. Just go with it, lol
     
  14. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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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....
     
  15. Satangel

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    I litterally never used Google Music, Google Books or Google Movies. NEVER.
    Couldn't care less for this tbh.
     
  16. fishykipper

    fishykipper pkmn breeder

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    Google music works perfectly in the UK.
    I've been using it for months.
     
  17. prowler

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    No, it's only available to US. IDC if you're using a VPN or proxy.
     
  18. Gnargle

    Gnargle The day I set a profile picture is the day I die

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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.
     
  19. freaksloan

    freaksloan GBAtemp Regular

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    Not a fan of the Google Apps, that is why I have frozen them all on my Acer Iconia A500.
     
  20. fishykipper

    fishykipper pkmn breeder

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    lolz, it works fine in the UK.
    granted i signed up from an American IP.
    but it runs perfectly on my android and my computer.