Google Play; Major hit or Major fail?

Following the trend of it’s online offerings, Google has officially combined all of it’s mobile services into one; Google Play.  The new hub provides apps, music, movies, games, and eBooks to users in one centralized location.  However, this change does not come without the usual criticisms.  The latest blog postings are showing that users are confused by the name change to Google Play, stating that it is weird and doesn’t make much sense.

On the other hand, I can see why Google wants everything unified under one roof; Google Play just happens to be a name that it will take some time to get used to. Better name suggestions:

  1. Google Market
  2. The Market
  3. Google Store

Any of the above names could’ve worked just as well if not better.  Regardless, it is great to see a unified ecosystem for everything Google.

Bottom line:  We will get used to the change; at least everything is in one place.