Google announces ‘Google Play’ to replace Android Market [video]

Google on Tuesday announced “Google Play,” a cloud-based multimedia service for distributing and syncing apps and data across Android devices. The announcement comes on the heels of reports that numerous Google services haven’t performed up to expectations. With Google Play, users can store up to 20,000 songs for free, download more than 450,000 Android apps, browse Google’s selection of eBooks and rent thousands of movies. The service combines the Android Market, Google eBook store and Google Music into a single brand of cloud-based services. To celebrate the announcement, the search giant is offering a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day over the next week in the company’s “7 Days to Play” sale. Read on for a video introducing Google Play.

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