Google is celebrating the first anniversary of Google Play today. This 4 and a half year old content store was originally launched in 2008 as the Android Market to provide an app store for Google’s fledgling Android OS. My how it has grown.
Google is boasting today that gPlay stocks over 700 thousand apps, 18 million songs, and over 5 million ebooks. Unfortunately they didn’t release any useful info on sales, downloads, or user adoption, so there’s really not much to report today other than to regurgitate the press release.
Consider it regurgitated.
Even what info Google chose to share isn’t terribly accurate; the 5 million ebooks stat deserves an asterisk. While it may look impressively twice as large as the Kobo, Kindle, or Nook Stores, Google Play Books overwhelmingly consists of public domain titles that Google scanned and uploaded as part of Google Books Project.
P.S. Google is also having an anniversary sale.