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Google Play takes on eBooks, Music and Apps

Google Inc. is continuously trying to find ways to make things life easier for its users. They know and understand (based on research, forums, suggestions and consumer feedbacks) how managing your account, files and apps can be a daunting task. That’s why they came up with an idea to integrate Google Services (Google Play, Music, eBookstore and Android Market) into one place: Google Play.

This way, users can store all their purchases in one cloud-based place and never have to worry about syncing them individually if ever something happened. The roll-out has started since early part of March of this year. The name Android Market and its icon are now replaced by Google Play with it colorful play icon.

If you are (or were) an Apple user like me, you’d definitely say that this is nothing new from what we’ve been using for our Apple devices. It makes you want to wonder what took Google so long to figure this out. But regardless whether the update may be quite late, what’s important is it’s now here. And I really think that this will be a very helpful update for Android users, especially for those people who have multiple Android powered devices.

Note: You will see these changes when you go to market.android.com in your browser o check in to the Market app in your Android handset.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    it must be noted that eBooks and Music is available only in the US

    there is a workaround for that but that will be another topic ;-)

  2. e30ernest says:

    It probably didn’t take them that long to figure it out, but it took them that long to sort the legalities out. This is why they are only live at the USA at the moment. They are probably still securing distribution rights to other countries.

    I agree it’s going to be a useful addition for Android users. More importantly, Google Play will also serve as a launchpad for future desktop apps by Google. It will all be a unified experience for both desktop and mobile from now on.

  3. PJ says:

    started using google play this week when i got my first android-smartphone (galaxy y). have been able to download a lot of apps. waiting for the kindle that my cousin will send over.

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