Say Goodbye to Android Market and Hello to 'Google Play'

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Vano

I don't think that saying "Google Play" is anything as obvious as saying "Market".

It's longer and NOT common sense, it's f.ed up.

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Philippe Lemay

I'm guessing this is only going to be available for ICS users, or for people in the United States, or some other b***s*** excuse. I swear, it's like my Wildfire S is stuck in the year 2010.

Or maybe HTC is to blame... I don't know.

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bpstone

Google sizing down plus merging some of their numerous products would be a smart move. I would like to see their professional application sector merged in as well. A company too spread out is a bad one. It was almost as if Google has had an identity crisis. Their products in the past had often felt incomplete after a new release. One good/complete product is better than a whole bunch of half-ass ones.

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Corfy

sorry, didn't mean to double-post

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Corfy

This is largely an non-issue. Google Play doesn't add anything that hasn't been there for the last few months, it doesn't take anything away, it is just a name change to get more people to buy Google's content (and also creates an excuse to get these services back in the news).

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Captain_Steve

Bought a song there last Christmas for a quarter. Turns out you can't listen to it on your phone like all the other music you put on there, you need the special Google Music player to do that. Same thing for videos, and I would assume books.

I'm not going to pay for something that requires a special program to use it and access it. I'll pay for apps for my phone, but there's no reason why music and movies should be locked down once I pay for them.

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Sorian

Yes, you have to have the apps on your phone in order to Listen/Read/Watch the content you paid for, but those programs are provided for free from Google.

An added bonus, if you want to consider it that, is that while using said programs, it will remember where you left off. Watch a movie on your phone, pause it, then pick up where you stopped on your laptop/tablet/Google TV device. Same goes for books.

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Supall

Except they aren't locked down. You can download them from Google Music.

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Captain_Steve

Ahhh, I see if I burrow through the setting of the web interface I can download it 2 times. Think I'm not ready to give up CDs yet, but It will only be a matter of time before I can only rip those 2 times.

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Corfy

If you download and install the Google Music Manager (which, of course, is Google software), then you can download the track as much as you want. It is only through the web interface that they limit the number of downloads.

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