Posts Tagged ‘ Google Play Malaysia

Google Play: Celebrating 25 Billion downloads with $0.25 Apps

Google officially announced the Google Play reached 25 billion app downloads, as stated in Android Official Blog. And to celebrate the success, Google offering some great discounts for the next five days.

Although there are discounts for Google Music albums (from $3.99), Movies (from $3.99), books ($0.99) and Magazines. For Malaysian, we will only get the “Top Apps 75+% off” ($0.25) in Google Play Store, which includes: FIFA 12 by EA SPORTS, Shark Dash, Cut The Rope: Experiments and Paper Camera.

Android: Google Play apps .apk

Google Play for Android is not pushing out new Google Play applications to all user yet, but you can install them manually now. Most of the .apk can be found in xda-developers forum, credits to forum members KyojinKun, Quinny899, theos0o, Nalty, thomassafca and atapia984.

Below are some Google Play applications screenshots from my Xperia Arc:

 Google Play Store

 Replace old Android Market

 Google Play Store UI

 Google Play Music

 Music Playing Info

 Google Books

 Google Play Books UI

 Google Play Movies

 Personal Videos

i) Google Play Store (Previously called Android Market)
Thanks to ro6666lt from RootzWiKi shares out the new Google Play store .apk, you can read it at this thread: “Android Market Apk (Google Play)”. I originally installed this .apk on Xperia Arc, it works perfectly.

  Download Links:
    Link 1: rootzwiki
    Link 2: xda-developers
    Link 3:
    Link 4:

ii) Google Play Music
Google Play Music 4.1.513 is available to download from xda developers , the post thread at here: “Google Play Music 4.1.513”. Installed this on Xperia Arc, it works fine just like previous Google Music which can play music files from phone storage.

  Download Links:
    Link 1:
    Link 2:

iii) Google Play Books
Tested on Xperia Arc and it works. Posted by dr.ketan at “Google Play – New market. music, video, books” and Nalty, at here: “Google Play Apps – So far we have: Music, Videos, Store & Books”

  Download Links:
    Link 1:
    Link 2:

iv) Google Play Movies
Installed on Xperia Arc and works fine. On personal videos page, it will shows your videos that shot by using camera. Posted by dr.ketan at “Google Play – New market. music, video, books” and Nalty, at here: “Google Play Apps – So far we have: Music, Videos, Store & Books”

  Download Links:
    Link 1:
    Link 2:

v) Google Play Movies (for rooted devices)
If you are using rooted android device and tried Google Play Movies .apk above, you will get a display like this on “My Rentals” page. However, a modification of Google Play Movies for root device is available as an alternative. Originally posted by theos0o at Google Play Movies for rooted devices. Due to region, i can’t test it out. But according to reply from other forum members, it is working pefectly.

  Download Link:

  i) xda-developers: Google Play Apps – So far we have: Music, Videos, Store & Books
  ii) xda-developers: Google Play
  iii) xda-developers: Google Play Music 4.1.513

Android Market becomes part of Google Play

Google’s Director of Digital Content Jamie Rosenberg announced Google Play in Google Official Blog. Google Play ( is the unify of Google products and services such as Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore.

Google Play is entirely cloud-based so all your music, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available to you, and doesn’t need to worry about losing them or moving them. In another word, it is Google version of Apple iTunes.

According to Google Official Blog, with Google Play you can:

  • Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
  • Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
  • Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
  • Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
  • However, only limited countries will able to enjoy all or more than one services, as below:

  • U.S.: music, movies, books & android apps
  • Canada: movies, books & android apps
  • UK: movies, books & android apps
  • Australia: books, & android apps
  • Japan: movies, & Android apps
  • Malaysia & Others: only android apps

  • If the service is not available in your country, a page as image above will be display. In Malaysia, we are only able to access Google Play “Apps and Games” Store.

    For those outside U.S., you can read this article from Business Insider to get the Big picture of Google Play: Google Just Killed The Android Market, Here’s What You’ll Get Instead

    Android Market

    The address of will be redirect to Currently it is basically the same, except for the change of Google Play Logo on site’s top left. Google also seems like pushing previous logo away and emphasize on new logo.

    Google Play Icons

    Google are releasing the Google Play Brand Assets, Icons, and Guidelines at this page: Branding Guidelines.

    New logos such as “Get it on Google Play” and “Android App on Google Play” are available to download in different size. It can be use use on your web site and promotional materials, to point to your products on Google Play. To download the new Google Play Icon, click here: