Google Play is Google’s renamed and rebranded Android Market online store for purchasing and downloading apps, music, books, movies and similar content for use on Android-powered smartphones, tablets, Google TV and similar devices.
Google launched Google Play in March 2012 as a single brand for all of its Android content, with Google Play replacing the Android Market, Google Play Music replacing Google Music, Google Play Books replacing Google eBookstore and Google Play Movies replacing the Android movie storefront.
Google Play also ties heavily with the company’s cloud capabilities, as all of the Google Play content is capable of being shared across Android devices as well as computers and laptops. Google Play content can be accessed from any of these devices when a user logs into his or her Google account.
- Scale-Out Storage
A storage system that uses a scaling methodology to create a dynamic storage environment that will support balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Scale-out storage architecture uses a number of storage nodes — consisting of multiple low-cost computer servers and storage components — that are configured to create a storage pool or are configured […]
- Open Source Storage
Open source storage is the phrase used to describe any storage system based on open source platforms or technologies. The phrase is commonly used to mean open source storage software that’s used to create the storage system. Much like proprietary storage products, open source storage software is available for a number of business needs, including […]
An amalgamation of the words “free” and “premium” that refers to services, software programs or mobile apps that are offered to users free of charge, but typically with limited functionality, advertiser support or additional features that are only available for a premium charge. The freemium software business model originated with shareware software, where users are […]
The name of a social networking site that lets people share images and videos from their own personal media collection or from websites they visit. Pinterest was launched in 2009 by Cold Brew Labs Inc., and was co-founded by Ben Silbermann, a former Google employee. Pinterest uses a system of “boards” which is a collection […]
- Ubuntu TV
A nascent Smart TV project from Canonical, the commercial team responsible for the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Ubuntu TV is designed to harness the power of Ubuntu in integrating broadcast TV, time shift / PVR capabilities, online box office movies, cloud storage of multimedia content, apps and streaming media without the need for wires, connectors […]