Google has launched Google Play, a rebranded version of the Android Market to reflect the company's multimedia offerings.
What was wrong with the old Android Market? Apparently it didn't sound cool enough, so now Google has created Google Play, a new "digital entertainment destination," that seems like a more graphics-heavy Android Market.
According to Google's Official blog, users can now: store up to 20,000 songs for free, download more than 450,000 Android apps and games, browse eBooks and rent movies. (Wait, couldn't you do that already?) Regardless, starting today, all will be rebranded Google Play -- possibly named for a future Android tablet in the works, according to Search Engine Land.
In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps. Our long-term goal is to roll out as many different types of content as possible to people around the world . . .