First, Google decided to consolidate their privacy policies. Now, Google is making sure everyone understands that they own Android. Google recently decided to rebrand the Android Market as "Google Play
", which only makes sense, since 3 out of 4 of the things found in the Market can be used on non-Android devices. (Music is obvious, Videos is just YouTube rentals rebranded, and Books are on certain e-readers.) Not sure if I like the name, but it'll grow on me.
In celebration of their new name, Google has thrown sales
up across the market... err, Play Store. Among the great games on sale for $.49 include half of the last Humble Android Bundle (Osmos and World of Goo), Dead Space, Need for Speed, and an old Kairosoft game. If you prefer something that isn't a game, SwiftKey is a terrific keyboard that doesn't go by the name of "Swype" and I've heard good things about Endomondo from people that make exercise a regular part of their life.
LOOK WHO CAME: