On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, NasdaqGS: Goog-News announced Google’s revamp of their entire Android market with a new look and brand. As from today, all apps will be available from Google Play Store. Users will have access to the Play Store by logging into the same Google Account. Anyone using Android 2.2 and above will soon be eligible for an update. The Android Icon will be replaced with a Google Play Icon. People with Android will receive push notifications with the Google Play update. Now you will be clicking on apps named Play Book, Play Movies, and Play Music. Everything will be called “Play” and people will be able to access this Play Store for free and store everything in the Internet Cloud server.
Users can save up to 20,000 songs free of charge on Cloud and never have to worry about losing them. The new Play also makes it easier to share these and other favourites with friends. Google offers 450,000 apps and there will soon be a movie rental service. Google Play plans to offer the world’s largest choice of e-books. The content Google will offer online might vary slightly among countries because of distribution rights and restrictions.
This is a summary of what Google Play will offer depending on where you are:
•UK & Canada: Apps, Movies, Books
•US: Apps, Movies, Books, Music
•Australia: Apps & Books
•Japan: Apps & Movies
Apple currently offers apps that only can be used on Apple devices, while Amazon is a more versatile market place that does not discriminate. Their books, music and content can be used on Windows, Mac or Android. In years to come we will see which company has correctly forecasted the wants and needs of the market and reacted accordingly. We must say that in the face of competition from Apple’s iTunes and Amazon, Google has shown they are not afraid of change. Cash for mobile form a Phone recycling company is a great way to get money for a new Google Smartphone.