Google Play - The New Android Market
Android phones have been around for some time now, and even with the advent of tablets, the place to download apps has been the Android Market. The Market has expanded from just offering apps to games, books, music, and even movies. Some redesigns to the layout of the Android Market have been necessary to accomodate all the new offerings, but it has become a little convoluted. Today, Google has announced Google Play, the new platform to access all the content you want on your Android Device. Google Play looks to be a shift towards the cloud, with all of your content being accessible on the web and your Android device. The Books, Music, and Movies apps are now known as Play Books, Play Music, and Play Movies, while the Android Market is getting renamed the Play Store. Users of Android 2.2 and higher will receive the update in the next few days, and to celebrate the occasion, Google is offering "Seven Days of Play" that discounts a wide variety of apps, music, movies, and books for the next week.