Android Market, Books, Music rebranded "Google Play" to compete with Apple's iTunes

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  • pendergastpendergast Posts: 1,358member
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    Originally Posted by alcstarheel View Post


    I don't like the name too much. I guess they didn't want to go with Google Market as that would seem more akin to Google Shopping or Google Wallet? I guess Google Play is the best thing you can think of. Adding 'digital' would seem to be kind of clunky (Google Digital Market).



    iTunes has become a name that doesn't really encompass all that it offers. But that was a gradual occurrence. I wonder if they will change it at some point.



    Usually, you re-brand something when it is not doing well. For instance, MobileMe.



    iTunes does not have that problem.
  • doyourownthingdoyourownthing Posts: 371member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    as an end consumer, i would not buy anything from them
  • sau124sau124 Posts: 18member
    ^^^ +++

    buying anything from google will give them more data for more ads for you and your family. Just waiting for the day when the mailbox is filled with junk from vendors who collect data from Google...
  • just_mejust_me Posts: 591member
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    Originally Posted by doyourownthing View Post


    as an end consumer, i would not buy anything from them



    You dont buy anything from google. They sell you. Using an iphone you are using google search. Siri uses google. Your map program uses google. Heck this site uses google for ads.
  • just_mejust_me Posts: 591member
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    Originally Posted by sau124 View Post


    ^^^ +++

    buying anything from google will give them more data for more ads for you and your family. Just waiting for the day when the mailbox is filled with junk from vendors who collect data from Google...



    Google does sell the data to other advertising firms. They are the advertising company. Maybe all those Viagra and birth control ads will go away.
  • gtrgtr Posts: 3,165member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    Shedding money makes you more aerodynamic.



    Scientifically. Proven. Fact.
  • jawportajawporta Posts: 140member
    The best thing about the little guy is they treat you a lot better.



    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=The+RainDoggs
  • dancxgdancxg Posts: 36member
    Apple products are supposedly toys, but android has a play store?
  • chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,517member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    Then you can feel good about them getting your personal info instead of worrying about when they will get it.
  • stourquestourque Posts: 344member
    Do they have Google cards? Or are they still trying to copy that?
  • chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,517member
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    Originally Posted by jawporta View Post


    The best thing about the little guy is they treat you a lot better.



    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=The+RainDoggs



    I give up.

    Maybe you could give an example of being treated better (I'm assuming you mean Apple/iTunes vs. Google/google play ?
  • jlanddjlandd Posts: 825member
    This is necessary for them. I didn't even realize until pretty far into the game that many of the Google offshoots were even Google. Most people who own Android phones probably had no idea of the connection to Google until recently, if even then.
  • macky the mackymacky the macky Posts: 4,621member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Why would anybody want to buy something from Google?



    ...so, no matter where I go on the interwebz I will be reminded that I once bought something like all the commercials I now see.
  • absolutedesignzabsolutedesignz Posts: 1,930member
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    Originally Posted by Stourque View Post


    Do they have Google cards? Or are they still trying to copy that?



    Copying gift cards?
  • john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,627member
    Based on past history, I'm surprised they didn't just name it Google iTunes.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    You dont buy anything from google. They sell you. Using an iphone you are using google search. Siri uses google. Your map program uses google. Heck this site uses google for ads.



    Ads?
  • splash-reversesplash-reverse Posts: 648member
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    Originally Posted by nagromme View Post


    I really like that Google is moving towards a Windows Metro look. Very clean.



    Too utilitarian graphics though... bad looking.
  • chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,517member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


    Using an iphone you are using google search.



    Mine uses Yahoo!

    Quote:

    Siri uses google



    In addition to other search engines.
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