Do you think Market is kind of a boring name. Well, it seems Google found it boring and it has announced killing the Android Market brand. All the Markets services will be rebranded as Google Play. The search giant has officially announced that “Google Play” is a cloud-based multimedia service for distributing and syncing apps and data across all the Android devices. In other words, Google Play the new place for Music, Apps, Books and Movies. Android Market, Google Movies, Google Music and Google Books are all now under the “Google Play” brand, which is a one-stop location and a new "digital entertainment destination” for content and they will be rebranded themselves to Play Movies, Play Music and Play Books. And yeah, Google isn’t bringing any new services to the Google Play portal.
On Google Play, the Android users can store up to 20,000 songs for free, download more than 450,000 Android apps, browse Google’s selection of eBooks and rent thousands of movies. Google will upgrade all the Android 2.2+ devices with the old Android Market app installed to Google Play portal in the coming days.
Google is now offering an album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price on every day over the next week in “7 Days to Play” sale. Google is also offering 25 leading Android apps for 49 cents, and the company has also announced a daily "Play of the Day" promotion running, in which Google has slashed one app to just 25 cents (20p for the U.K. folks).
Here are the new app icons from Google Play:
Source: Google Play