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    KENNECTED Well-Known Member

    Google is repackaging their entertainment products

    Introducing Google Play: All your entertainment, anywhere you go
    Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I think initially it will cause a lot of confusion as many apps that come standard on phones are being re-branded as we speak(e.g. Google Music --> Google Play Music).
  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Don't like it at all. The end. Lol!

    Don't fix what isn't broken. That's how I feel about it.

    KENNECTED Well-Known Member

    I think this is the first of several. I can see the various messenger apps and the OS & Chrome merging.
  5. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    can we keep our market apps from updating?
  6. Thom

    Thom Guides Guide

    I went to download updates for my Bionic this morning from Android Market. After downloading and installing three updates I get the conversion to Google Play notice. After accepting it ...

    The Android Market icon is not on my home page.
    The Android Market widget is not on my Bionic.
    I did a system reset and they are still missing.

    I repeated the same process on my Droid X.
    The Android Market icon is on my home page.
    The Android Market widget is on my Droid X.

    (The Bionic is my production machine and the Droid X is my test machine (WiFi only).)
    Revision ... sure ... I really needed this ...

    I found Play Store in the App Drawer.

    Makes total sense to me ... you have INTERNATIONAL recognition of the phrase Aneroid Market ... let's change it so something really childish.

    Thank you Google.

    ... Thom
  7. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    They snuk me the update last night
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    I just got the Accept Play TOS when I went into market, but the app hasn't changed yet.
  9. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    it will.....
  10. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member


    When you see that you have been updated
  11. stenzor

    stenzor Well-Known Member

    I don't like the name. The icons are really nice and the whole strategy is bang-on, but Google Play just sounds silly.. even for Google. Play Store sounds like a toy store for kids... I'm sure they could have come up with a better name.. oh well, I guess we'll get used to it
  12. Shurple

    Shurple Well-Known Member

    I got the message and update was coming, but the Market app icon is completely gone and i have nothing called Google Play. So how do I download it?!

    edit: NVM it's called Play Store. Ugh
  13. ninedragons

    ninedragons Member

    I don't like the name or the new icon. When I first heard "Play", I thought of Sony and Xperia rather than Google and Android. I think it's an absolutely stupid name. Of course, that's just my opinion.
    I don't know what they were thinking. A few people I talked to about this thought the same thing about the name and Sony. One even asked me if Sony bought Android.
  14. tommo47

    tommo47 Well-Known Member Contributor

    By accident or design, Google certainly seem to be benefiting from the age old adage :-

    "Any publicity is good publicity.
    (also There's no such thing as bad publicity.)

    said to emphasize that it is better that something receives bad publicity than no publicity at all."

    (Definition of Any publicity is good publicity. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
  15. Hackney Boy

    Hackney Boy Member

    I don`t have a Music tab on homepage of new Google Play app. Anyone else have this prob ?
  16. tommo47

    tommo47 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Although I'm not particularly bothered about what Google call it, they are not helping to make the name change a smooth process, hence my response in a thread in 'Android Lounge' :-

    "On my HTC Desire S the 'Market' app disappeared and 'Play Shop' app appeared at the same time in the main app list ie Google is not part of the app title. Although as already commented on, it does appear as 'Google Play Store' in 'Manage Applications' (the icon is the same in both). It would help if Google was consistent!!!"

    I don't have a music tab either, just apps, books and movies. Can only assume it's on its way.
  17. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I guess Play doesn't notify of updates. Someone complained about this on another site.
    I looked, and there was a new update this AM - no notice. I do have notify checked.
  18. redsherlock

    redsherlock New Member

    is there any possible way on how to retrieve the android market instead of google play store? Where to go when changing back to android market?
  19. tommo47

    tommo47 Well-Known Member Contributor

  20. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Problem I'm getting with the Play Store, is that there doesn't seem to be any form of localisation. When it launches paid apps and games appear to the main feature, however those are NOT available here, so the Play app crashes. The old Market worked just fine and would only show the free apps and games.

    Also why the name Play? That brings to mind music, but there's no music there.
  21. Almosadroid

    Almosadroid New Member

    I don't mind the name or the logo. "Android" was cooler but google play is acceptable. It'll be an acquired taste like pink.

    I think it's annoying that google play holds on to the history of every app that was ever downloaded and installed with no way to clear the junk or delete specific apps off the list.

    I was trying to find a way to remove that and I stumbled on a vote-able suggestion on google moderator.

    I'm still a new member so I can't post a link but it's on this: www(dot)google(dot)com/moderator/#9/e=1d33&g=google+play
  22. Almosadroid

    Almosadroid New Member

  23. Momar99

    Momar99 Active Member

    I honestly preferred "Market" instead but oh well.
  24. webstarcom

    webstarcom New Member

    i prefer the old android marketplace, since it doesn't have only games the old name seems more appropriate...
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  25. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I agree.

    Let's tell Google. :D

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