Google Going ‘All In’ with Books, Movies, and Music in Android Marketplace


android market books page screenshot

Wow, apparently Google wants to turn Android into the ultimate entrainment platform — beyond supporting smartphone and tablet apps. The company has begun flipping the switch on some of its server configured Android Marketplace URLs for books (now live), movies, and music which were discovered last week. So what does this all mean? Google wants to go head-to-head with the iTunes / App Store juggernaut Apple created. Difference here, though, media purchased through Android Marketplace doesn’t appear to be compatible for playback on your PC just yet. Perhaps Google is planning on launching a Media Player / Manager Web App via the Chrome Web Store? It would fit their M.O. We should know more once Google provides everyone with an official announcement. [via]




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  • http://www.facebook.com/SOJotacon Joe Johnson

    Nice… this one totally slipped past me.

  • http://andrefischer.tumblr.com/ André Fischer

    Would have been nice if this worked outside the US. All these links simply redirect to the Apps page of the Market when you try them from Europe… I was hoping Google had managed to pull off what Apple has so badly failed to do: have decent content selections in *all* locations for Books, Movies, and so on…