Goodbye Android Market!
In Google’s usual style – “WAM BAM” – Hello Google Play and goodbye Android Market.
In fact it is just as if the Android Market never even existed – overnight and without warning.
Get Hooked Up!
To make this pill a little easier to swallow, Google is running specials all week. $0.25 cent movies, albums, apps, and games. Sweet!
You can get in on the action right away by checking out the special $0.49 apps page.
You can scope out the latest deals and specials for the next seven days by visiting the Google Play site -simply play.google.com instead of market.google.com on a daily basis to get hooked up – I will be doing this for sure!
If you have been waiting to try out the movie rentals and the Google book service, now is your chance, as almost anyone can afford $0.25 for a movie rental or a new book.
Google wants to make their products more universal than just “made for Android”, which in the end is probably good news. It means that we will have more access to more stuff on more platforms than before.
Let me know what you think of the new Google Play by leaving a comment!
Keep on Rock’n!
From the Google Blog’s official announcement:
With Google Play you can:
- 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
Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play. On your Android phone or tablet, we’ll be upgrading the Android Market app to the Google Play Store app over the coming days. Your videos, books and music apps (in countries where they are available) will also be upgraded to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps. The music, movies, books and apps you’ve purchased will continue to be available to you through Google Play—simply log in with your Google account like always.
To celebrate, we’ll be offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next week in our “7 Days to Play” sale. In the U.S., today’s titles include the collection of top 40 hits Now That’s What I Call Music 41, the popular game Where’s My Water, the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and the movie Puncture for just 25 cents each. In addition, you’ll find great collections of hip-hop, rock and country albums for $3.99 all week, detective novels from $2.99, some of our editorial team’s favorite movies from 99 cents, and our favorite apps from 49 cents.
[article originally published at Rock That Moto T & LG Optimus V]