Google Play

digital software distribution platform from Google
(Redirected from Android Market)

Google Play (also known as Play store) is a platform by Google. It is a online store for music, books, movies and a few million Android applications. Google formed it in March 2012 by merging four different stores:

  • Android Market, the oldest, was started in October 2008
  • Google Music
  • Google Books
  • Google Movies.
Google Play
Initial releaseOctober 23, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-10-23)
Stable release(s)
29.0.15 / February 3, 2022; 2 years ago (2022-02-03)
Operating systemAndroid
PlatformAndroid, Android TV, Wear OS, Chrome OS, Web
TypeDigital distribution, software update

Google Play also sold Google hardware devices, until 2015 when Google started a new Google Store for that.

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