Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Breaking News: Android Market Becomes Google Play Store!

Something big has just happened: Google has just renamed the Android Market to Google Play Store - a new Cloud Service platform which includes the original Android Market, Google Music and Google EBookStore!

Google Play is now a one stop shop destination for Android Apps, Music and EBooks - just like how the iTunes store is. Here are the "features" of the new Google Play:

  • Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
  • Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
  • Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
  • Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles

In the next few weeks, Google will be slowly rolling out changes to Google Play and depending on where you stay, you will see a different set of changes:

If you live in the US: you will get access to Android Apps & Games, movies, music and books
If you live in Canada and UK: you will get access to movies, books and Android Apps & Games
If you live in Australia: you will get access to Android Apps & Games and books
If you live in Japan: you will get access to movies and Android Apps & Games
If you live elsewhere: you will get access to just Android Apps & Games.

So that's about it. But Wait! No that's not all - with the launch of Google Play, Google is running a promotion called "7 days To Play" and again, depending on the region, you will get different sets of promotion. For example in the US you will get to purchase some full albums, movies, etc - for just 25 cents!

For the rest of the world, we get to purchase Android Apps for just 49 cents each! And these are not some run-over-the-mill apps or games - they are prominent titles such as Sprinkle, Shadowgun, World of Goo, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (YES!), Dead Space and More!

The local Android Market app on your Android device will also soon be getting an upgrade to the Play Store - don't be surprised if you see the icon missing from your homescreen! The original Android Market icon has been removed and then replaced with a brand new awesome looking Play Store icon!

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Android Apps promo below and go grab what you want now!

49 Cents Apps Promo - Google Play Promo Site

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