Googbye Android Market, Hello Google Play?

Google has taken the decision overhaul its existing market service, and has collected its entire selection of music, movies and eBooks into one single facility. The result? Google Play.

Looking for a particular title in the Android Market? Fancy a browse in Google Music? Maybe a quick glimpse into the wonderful world of the Google eBookstore? Well good luck with that, as you may find yourself redirected to the short and snappy play.google.com URL instead.

The Google power- that-be has decided that the time has come for a shake-up in the technology sector, with the standard Android Market app for tablets and smartphones to now become Google Play Store, according to a blog post by the company.

However, for those worried about the impact of this new change, relax - as the update only applies to the appearance and branding, and not its operation. According to CNET, app listings will remain the same; but a new domain name and logo will mark the new development.

"Google Play will become a single experience for users," explained Rosenberg. "This creates a more powerful experience around Android and also increases opportunities for content partners" to interact with more of Google's offerings.

The idea behind Google Play is to bring all the users' wants and needs under one umbrella, to be more access edible on Android devices or on any standard desktop Web browser. Whilst we understand that change is a good thing, so long as the users are informed of the relevant changes, then Google Play may be a change for the better.