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#1 JTaylor69

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:24

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Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires…lots of wires. Today we’re eliminating all that hassle withGoogle Play, a digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy and share your favorite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet. Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and you never have to worry about losing them or moving them again.


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#2 Rudy

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:25

MarketPlace made more sense :/

#3 roadwarrior

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:29

Sounds interesting. Will be fun to play with once it is live. I really like the fact that you will be able to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for free. I'm thinking that my collection is just a little short of that right now.

#4 CPressland

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:31

Still 'Go get it on the Apple AppStore' rolls of the tongue better than 'Go get it on Android Play'. Does seam confusing if you ask me.

#5 vetCalum

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:31

MarketPlace made more sense :/

I disagree, especially after visiting Google Play. This includes streaming and syncing one's own music. The term 'marketplace' indicates a place to purchase goods only.

The Google Play website helped me understand why they chose this branding. There is a link labelled "play with," and one can select from a choice of music, movies, apps, games, or books. I would say that the terms 'play' or 'play with' cover everything Google Play accounts for, whereas 'marketplace' doesn't.

By the way, I absolutely love the design of Google Play.

#6 OP JTaylor69

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:31

Question I have pondering in my head is:
Will the average Joe know that Market has switched to Google Play?

#7 Rudy

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:32

I disagree, especially after visiting Google Play. This includes streaming and syncing one's own music. The term 'marketplace' indicates a place to purchase goods only.

The Google Play website helped me understand why they chose this branding. There is a link labelled "play with," and one can select from a choice of music, movies, apps, games, or books. I would say that the terms 'play' or 'play with' cover everything Google Play accounts for, whereas 'marketplace' doesn't.

By the way, I absolutely love the design of Google Play.

It works for music, games etc but not so much for apps

#8 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:34

not liking the new yellow music icon.

#9 remixedcat

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:34

thing is marketplace sounds more professional though. a place to get apps from...

google play sounds like music,movies, and games... some people might be confused and wonder where to get thier apps again... they look for marketplace and it's gone and they give up and go to windows phone 7 and we all cry over cake.

#10 vetCalum

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:35

It works for music, games etc but not so much for apps

Maybe :) I think 'play with' works better for apps than 'play', but one could argue that running an app is "playing" it. Most of us don't associate that word with running an app, but it could be why Google thought it would be okay.

#11 roadwarrior

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:37

Question I have pondering in my head is:
Will the average Joe know that Market has switched to Google Play?

I'm sure that Google will send massive waves of e-mails out to everyone with a Google account just as they have with their recent privacy policy changes.

#12 PyX

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:39

The "Explore what’s new" page looks Apple-ish.

Is it really in 2012 that Google is finally spending money in design ?

#13 Cereal Bawks

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:44

Lets see how long it takes to roll out music sales, or even just storage, to Europe.

I bet it's as glacially slow as that damn Zune stuff.

#14 firey

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:51

the music streaming has been around for >year with google music.. that thing that everyone bashes...

#15 UndergroundWire

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 19:58

I really like the fact that you will be able to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs to the cloud for free. I'm thinking that my collection is just a little short of that right now.


I know right. Finally we can put our music up in the cloud for free and stream it to our Android devices.

Oh, wait, that has been around since last May. Never mind.



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