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Google Play, Yea or Nay?

Discussion in 'Droid Polls' started by Arkbird, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Arkbird
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    So, with the announcement and transition to Google Play from the Android Market, how do you feel about the change? Thoughts, concerns, questions, comments are welcomed.
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    I like it. I look forward to seeing what Google has in store for it other than just a name change.
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    Okay so I got the updates for play movies and play books... but no google play application? I still have the marketplace any hints on how.to.upgrade? I've already restarted my phone like 6 times and nothing still.
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    The name is awful! Seriously, Play? Great if all they have are games and music. Market was a good name. If they wanted to have their app store be more inclusive if their other services why didn't they just change the name to Google Market, instead of Android Market?

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    I don't like change

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    Hmm... been to busy lately to be tracking too much Android news... I must say I was very shocked when I opened the market and it said Play and I had a random Play icon in my app drawer... I do think they could have picked a better name though. I just don't see people saying "Its will be available in Play." Not like Appstore or Market.

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    I don't like play, im not against a name change, but Google could have come up with something better. If all you do with your smartphone is text, call, and play angrybirds, play fits just fine. I got a smartphone for my business, if I download an app from the market, oops, if I download an app from the Play, it usually has nothing to do with playing, but I'm beginning to believe that I'm in the minority.

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    I got the update, only difference I see is the icon, everything else is still the same

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    I don't have a problem with Google Play. But I do hate Google Play Store...it makes it sound very childish.

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    I think the name isn't as obvious to noobs. Like if I'm trying to tell my mom how to get an app I'll be like "you have to go to play...
    er, Google play...
    er, it's called the play store...
    its where you get play music and play videos... no you don't play them from Google play store you play them from Google play music and play videos"

    I think the main problem is that they're using a verb as a proper noun.

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    Really, they should just put "Google" in front of everything and it would be so much more obvious.
    "Google store"
    "Google music"
    "Google videos"
    The whole "play" thing is just extraneous. It brands all of the software as "Play" and not "Google". People trust and like Google and have absolutely no idea what Play is.

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    Love the comments and opinions here. Now that some people have replied, I figure I'll share mine.

    I don't think Google should have changed it to Play if they needed to change it. Play just seems to broad and doesn't really encompass anything Android. It encompasses services and features but like what BroidDrionic said, it will be harder for new Android Users to pick up.

    And yes, I know I made a grammar error in the poll as soon as I posted the thread, but sadly, I can't change it so just deal with it :icon_ devil:
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    Me too. I'm still on Market v3.4.4
    I bet it'll leak resources like other Android apps...

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    I'm still really not sure what to even actually call it though... o.0 Is it the play store? Play market? It's just so weird... :p

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    Got this text msg from VZW on 3/10/2012:

    Free VZW msg: Android Market is becoming Google Play. Android Market on your phone will receive an upgrade in the next few days. To learn more, click play.google.com/about (data charges may apply).

    Edit:
    Got the v3.4.7 update (Play Store) today.

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    Why can't everyone just continue to call it the market? I know I will.

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    I think the name is also lame, but it looks the same so I really don't care what it's called. I did, however, start thinking about the crap with Amazon when they started their Amazon Market. I thought they actually went into litigation over the name "Market". I'm wondering if Google was forced to change the name, or were told that they don't have a copyright on the name "Markekt". Just some idle thoughts I had.
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    I'm gonna keep calling it Market. For them to change the name after so many years was a dumb decision imo. If you're gonna change it at least make it a better name:D
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    The Google music icon is uglier. The whole play idea...why?

    My friend told me the HP store calls every HP play so why do the same thing as them? Idk I just don't get it. Changing something like a name is not necessary in my opinion.
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