Google has this morning announced via the Google Blog a sweeping revamp of the whole Android Market and it’s associated content hubs. They are re-branding it as Google Play, from today the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will come under the Play banner. The services will be re-named to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps, but only where available so Australia will see the Play Store and Play Books.
The re-branded Play Store app will be rolled out to Android devices running 2.2 and above over the coming days and the Google Play Store will be added to the Google Sandbar as well on the main Google page. All of your purchased content will still be available to you, Google just appears to be bringing all their content hubs into a more cohesive brand that associates more into a Google store rather than an Android specific ‘Market’
To celebrate the update they are offering a whole host of deals on Books and Apps for the Australian market in their “7 Days to Play” sale, the US gets deals on Movies and Music as well, but not much we cand do about that till they offer those services here. The book of the day is by Jodi Piccoult – My Sisters Keeper which is selling for $0.25, and the App play of the day is Where`s My Water. There are also 25 $0.49 apps on sale which you can grab from the Google Play sale link from the Android market. There are some top notch apps in the $0.49 sale including World of Goo, Swift Key, Dead Space and mSecure password manager it’s not clear if there will be more apps added to the sale over the next 7 days but I’m pretty sure that the App Play of the day will be. So hit the source links to the apps and books.