Google Just Killed The Android Market, Here's What You'll Get Instead

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Google introduced Google Play, a relaunching of the Android Market that ties in your books, music, and Android apps.Google Play is entirely cloud-based, so you don’t actually have to store any of your media. You simply log in to your Google account.

It feels a lot like a semi-response to the iTunes Store.

If you have an Android phone or tablet, you’ll be getting an update soon that replaces the Android Market with Play.

In the meantime, check out our tour of Google Play’s new web-based store.

Here's the homepage at play.google.com. Editors pick interesting content to call your attention to and you can browse by content type

In the music section, you have access to different charts and top sellers

Clicking on an individual album provides you with a review, details on the album, a track listing, and samples

There's no shortage of books on Google Play

Clicking on an individual book provides you with a plot synopsis, reviews by readers and critics, and the option to download a preview

There are plenty of recent movies to choose from in the movies section

Click on a movie to watch the trailer and read the synopsis and reviews

And of course there are the apps in lieu of the old Android Market

Screenshots, reviews, and descriptions are just a click away

Just like the old Android Market, you can select an app and send it from the web to your Android device.

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