Google Play Overview Updated February 23, 2017

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Before the unified Play branding, Google had the Android Market, Google Music, and Google eBookstore. Google decided to merge and rebrand its individual digital offerings into the Play Store in March of 2012.

The Play Store is now the default place to purchase apps, movies & television, music, books, and news subscriptions for all Android devices. The latter four offerings having their individual Android and iOS apps to watch, listen, and read purchased content. Most content can also be accessed through the web.

In April of 2016, the suite of icons were redesigned in a similar style to provide a consistent look across all devices and the web.

Google Play Stories February 23

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One of the perks of buying apps on Google Play is easy access to quick refunds. If you download a paid app and quickly decide you don’t like it, you’ve got 2 hours to immediately refund the purchase. If you need a bit longer to make a decision, there’s also an easy window to apply for a refund within 48 hours. However, not everyone realizes you can still get a refund outside of that window…

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Google Play Stories January 17

GOOG: 804.61

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Google Play Stories December 27, 2016

GOOG: 791.55

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Google usually works with developers toward the end of each year to offer some big app/game discounts, and this year is no different. Google has several big name games on sale for up to 80% off, but there are sales on several other games through the Play Store as well, including a couple which are notably cheaper than the rest…

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Google Play Stories December 15, 2016

GOOG: 797.85

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While most people suffice with the free 15GB of storage that each Google Account provides, many others do pay for more. Starting in January for existing subscribers and already live for new purchases, Google Drive will be using Google Play to process subscription payments.

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Google Play Stories December 1, 2016

GOOG: 747.92

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Google Play Stories November 13, 2016

GOOG: 754.02

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Just a few days after we caught a glimpse at Google’s latest Play Store redesign full of changes to the app listing and trending section, Google appears to be testing out a change to search results.

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