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Google Play: could that be the name of an upcoming Google tablet?

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Google Play: could that be the name of an upcoming Google tablet?
We’ve already heard whispers about Google being in the process of building the first tablet with its own brand name on it, but now it seems that a streak of domain name registrations might have given away its name. 

Google Play - that’s what Google might have chosen for the name of a 7-inch tablet that’s allegedly coming up. With a rumored resolution of 1280x800 pixels, the tablet will offer more than entry-level tablets. It’s also very likely to feature the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it would be a shame if Google released a product with earlier version of Android.

Production of the Google Play tablet could start as early as in April 2012.

Now, here’s the only clue we have for why Google might have chosen Play as the name. On February 29th, the company registered a bunch of domains via brand protection company MarkMonitor. Check out the list and let us know what you think about it - is that really enough evidence to suggest an upcoming Google Play tablet?

appsonplay.com
booksonplay.com
gamesonplay.com
googleplayapps.com
googleplaybooks.com
googleplaydownloads.com
googleplaygames.com
googleplaymagazines.com
googleplaymovies.com
googleplaymusic.com
googleplaynewspapers.com
googleplaynewsstand.com
googleplaytv.com
googleplayvideos.com
magazinesonplay.com
moviesonplay.com
newspapersonplay.com
tvonplay.com


source: Fusible via SlashGear

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posted on 02 Mar 2012, 09:37

1. dhruba (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


All these can be matched to an HTML5 appstore too :p

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 10:14

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


i think it will be the google play. too many links not to be

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 10:25

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


o yeah baby

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 12:46

4. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


The Nexus Play does sound pretty good.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 13:51

5. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Possible considering all those links. Still, the name of Google Play sounds rather strange for a tablet.

I expected Google Play to be the name of a mobile gaming network for Android devices when I first read the title of the article.

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 16:32

6. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Google does a lot of things, so I wouldn't rush to guarantee this is the name of their tab

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 16:45

7. HTCOE (Posts: 488; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


Google Play is the name for the Media Control Center for Google. It will be the what launches anything media related

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