Since Tuesday, Android users are experiencing some changes. Google has merged its Android App Store, Google Music and the Google eBookstore into Google Play.
However, there are not many changes in terms of functionality. Google is attempting to showcase its content offerings equally and bring new customers, for instance, few users know about video and book offerings.
Google Play is a cloud-based service that allows users to view and edit content in different devices, for example, you can start an essay in your laptop and pick up where you left off on your tablet, changes are saved in real time.
Google Play also enabled social sharing with Google+, you can share what you are listening, books you’ve read and apps you’ve downloaded.
The Android Market will be re-branded as the “Google Play Store,” while movies books, and music will be renamed Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music respectively. These changes have already occurred to the Android Market online, Android devices (Froyo or higher) will have to wait a few days. Google is also launching a sale called “7 days to Play”, offering a new book, album, video rental and app at discounted prices.