New Google Play vs Apple iTunes has started
Earlier today we told you about Google Play, formerly known as Android Market, and now we want to take a look at the new Google Play vs. Apple iTunes. Now that Google has gathered together its Android Market, Google eBookstore and Google music under one umbrella called Google Play it seems the competition against iTunes has really started.
The rebranding of various Google services under the name Google Play kicked off yesterday with updates for the Android Market to become the Google Play Store rolling out to mobile devices over the next few days. Video apps will become Google Play Movies, book apps will become Google Play Books while music apps will become Google Play Music. Users will be able to use the same log-in process.
Nevertheless Google is stepping up the war for apps dominance against Apple at the same time as it has become entangled in a bitter Apple and Motorola patents dispute. Nobody yet knows which company may be on top of the mobile device market in five years time but it will certainly be interesting to follow developments. Of course we shouldn’t forget that Microsoft is also in the race to catch up with Google’s Android and Iater this year tablets running Windows 8 will be added to the mix to make the rivalry even more vigorous.
If you want to find out much more about Google Play then there’s a really in-depth look at exactly what it offers here. With the new Google Play consolidation of services do you think Google is really stepping up the competition against Apple’s iTunes? Tell us what you think with your comments.