Google Play, Yea or Nay?

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  1. Natey2

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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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  2. rubiksc00p

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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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  3. Natey2

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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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    I'm going to still call it the Market, or maybe "Market, er, Play Store." Why not call it something like "Google Market" or "Google Store?"

    Recently I saw an ad with two young musicians. They said they used the Blackberry to schedule performances and keep in contact with the other musicians. They said, they used Blackberry as they needed a phone for working, not for playing. And here Google decices to call it the "Play Store." Sorta just as fuel to the flame.

    A la George Carlin~~

    [SIZE=-1]With Apple you have an App Store.
    With Android you have a Play Store.

    Let's PLAY
    [/SIZE]
     
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    I don't like it. I almost delete it because I thought it was a game that somehow for downloaded into my phone. I dont play games

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    I liked it because of the good deals they had for the first couple days lol. I think the new icon is better looking too.

    The way I see it the just gave the market a new name and icon not what i'd call a major update but maybe it'll look more appealing to less tech-savy people. Apple has the app store, windows has the marketplace, I forgot what blackberry has and now google has the google play store. Doesn't the name google play store seem more inviting then just app store or marketplace? And adding google's name to it might make it easier for people to associate google and android.
    Just my .02

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    Couldn't care less about name but the icon doesn't stand out at all. I didn't have to hunt for the last one like I do this one and it's even on a home screen. I also don't browse it as much as I did before they started monkeying around with it.

    Also, the bugdroid and names like icecream sandwich and Google are cute and stand out. " Play" is kinda boring but the icon is really boring. Ought to be a bugdroid.
     
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