Google has rebranded the Android Market as Google Play. Google Play is the new integrated home for apps, books, movies and music accessible on Android device or on the Web. As part of the launch, Google Play replaces and extends the Android Market.
Google Play is built on the same infrastructure as Android Market according to a post by Kenneth Lui, Android Developer Ecosystem on Android Developers.
“We’ll be rolling out Google Play to devices in a phased OTA update, starting today and continuing over the days to come. With the update, the Android Market app will upgrade to the Play Store app and the Music, Videos, and Books apps will upgrade to Play Music, Play Movies, and Play Books. This update is for devices running Android 2.2 or higher, and users on other devices will continue to have the same access to your apps as before” explained Lui.
Lui elaborated “Google Play is built on the same infrastructure as Android Market, so the transition for users and developers will be seamless. Users can sign into their existing accounts with the same credentials as before and purchase content using the same payment methods. As a developer, there’s no change needed to your published products and you can continue to use the same publishing tools to put your app in front of hundreds of millions of Android users. If your app was in Android Market yesterday, it’s in Google Play today.”
There are several specials revolving around the launch of Google Play including discounts on apps, books, movies and music make sure and check it out.
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