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Google Play
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Developer(s) Google
Initial release October 23, 2008; 12 years ago (2008-10-23)
Development status Active
Operating system Android
Type Digital distribution, software update

Google Play is a platform by Google. It is a online store for music, books, movies and Android applications.


Before the founding of Google Play, there were 4 different stores by Google:

  • Google Music
  • Google Books
  • Google Movies
  • Android Market

On March 7, 2012, Google announced that it will put these 4 services into just one, Google Play.

Android Market

Android Market was started after the launch of the Apple App Store on 22th October 2008.

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