[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/Egap0N.jpg[/newsimage]A software update this weekend transformed the Android Market into Google Play, putting the online giant's name front-and-center. The sudden switch likely caught many Android users by surprise. I know I had misgivings the first time I saw the new store pop up, asking me to sign off on new terms of service. Was this malware? A bad joke? Nope -- just the latest move by Google to consolidate its myriad services. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/dont-freak-out-the-android-market-is-now-called-google-play-60090/](http://www.myce.com/news/dont-freak-out-the-android-market-is-now-called-google-play-60090/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Google consolidating its services under one umbrella: good. Google trashing the “Market” brand name with “Google Play”: incredibly, stupidly bad. It sounds like a game store, not a place to purchase apps and multimedia. Couldn’t they have gone with a middle ground like “Google Market”? Stupid, stupid, stupid.