If Google Play is Google’s answer to Apple’s and Amazon’s ecosystems, then the latter two have nothing to worry about.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nicols at ZDNet:
What do you get if you take Google Music; Google eBookStore; the Android Market, and the Android movie rental service into one service? You get Google Play and Apple and Amazon get a headache.
It’s also possible that, as some have suggested, that Google Play will be entertainment hub for the rumored Google 7-inch tablet. I’m still not sure we’ll see a Google-branded Android-powered tablet. I am sure, however that Apple, Amazon and anyone else in the digital entertainment business is going to have to pay close attention to Google Play and where Google takes it from here.
Read the entire thing here. It’s funny as hell.
Engineering-driven versus UI/UX-driven. Good luck with that.