All of the sudden when I updated the “Android Marketplace” on my Samsung Galaxy S it decided to make the original shortcut to the “Android Marketplace” on my home screen that I had made myself, not work!. I was like what the heck?, so I noticed after the updated finished and having gone into my progress bar I noticed that there was the normal “Open” button for the update of the marketplace so I pushed on it and it took me to Google Play. So according to The Game Fanatics this is what they have done which I guess is to further prevent themselves from getting sued by Apple or something.
And so, apparently it’s really to better promote their “cross devices” with the Android Tablets and Google Chrome (their own O.S.). This change of name is an attempt in making their own services just like Google Music and also Google Books appear even more seperate and seemless with having multiple user accounts with other services. The newest name is there to also help out with the connectivity with Chrome and also other applications just like Google Music and also Google books. Here is a video on Youtube promoting the newest name.
And another video that is promoting Google Books:
Obviously we all know that these services being offered by Google are already being used by the Kindle, Netflix, and also iTunes. Google Play is simply a way to advertise the services of Google, making it easier to figure out what the marketplace is really all about, media. Honestly in the first place when I looked at the new name I thought of the Blackberry Playbook, in a sense of how Google is using the name. But I have to admit the name is good and works for what the purpose of the service does. But for the Playbook, I think it’s automatically a fail in the name for tablets and the only way it’s been successful in my mind is because RIM lowered the price due to a low amount of sales, I’ve seen two friends with one so far. More friends with iPads of course though.