Farewell Android Market, say hello to the new Google Play

Google’s Android Market has launched back in 2008 and since then it has evolved tremendously. Its users, not only can buy apps but can now purchase music, books and even rent movies.

Google announced today that they will be replacing the Android Market with Google Play (store), a cloud-based entertainment platform. Your apps, music, books and movies will be stored online and accessible to you whenever you need them.

The Android Market will be called Google Play store. The videos, books and music apps will become Google Play movies, Google play Books and Google Play Music apps respectively. Google also mentioned that all of your previously purchased apps, music, etc.., will “continue to be available to you through Google Play.” Folks with devices running on Android 2.2 ad higher should get prompted with new update in the upcoming days. Google TV users (including myself) are already reporting the new update. Check out the screenshots below.

And to commemorate the occasion, Google has launched a sale called “7 Days to Play” where they will be offering a slew of apps, music albums, video rentals and books at discounted prices for the next seven days.

le. In the U.S., today‚Äôs titles include the collection of top 40 hits Now That’s What I Call Music 41, the popular game Where’s My Water, the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and the movie Puncture for just 25 cents each. In addition, you’ll find great collections of hip-hop, rock and country albums for $3.99 all week, detective novels from $2.99, some of our editorial team’s favorite movies from 99 cents, and our favorite apps from 49 cents.

via Google Blog | Google Play