Some people think that the Google play store present in their mobile phones is just an app store from where they can only find apps but this is not true. It is not only just an app, actually, but it is also a platform created by Google which is providing a variety of digital content to its users.
Other than apps you can find every type of content on the Google play store. It contains music, books, movies, games, and apps for the android phone you are using. Google play store contains all types of music from all over the world.
Some of the digital content is purchasable. To download the music you have to pay one time or you need to subscribe. To get movies and books you also need to pay some amount but apps are totally free.
Most of the games and apps are free, only some of them require payment. You can easily find out what Particular content is free or purchased through app listing.
It is considered that most of the android smartphones have Google play store in it which is already installed for users so they don’t need to install it from any other source. But this is not true, not all android smartphones have pre-installed Google play store in them.
Pre-installation of the Google play store is linked with Google mobile service or “GMS”. When we talk about android phones they are a vast open source as it is free to use this mobile. There is no condition for manufacturers of android to pre-install Google mobile service on their mobile phones.
Most manufacturers pre-install Google mobile services in their mobile phones because these services contain some important other Google apps which would also pre-installed and users are habitual to use these services. That’s why almost every android smartphone contains Google services including the Google play store.
But there is a chance that an android smartphone not contain a pre-installed Google play store such as the US has banned the pre-installation of Google mobile services on Huawei mobile phones.
The digital content of the Google play store
Google play store is a huge collection of all types of digital content but the main reason behind creating this platform is the availability of games and Android applications as it basically created for android users.
Many other third-party apps are present by using them you can download apps but it is recommended by Google to use the Google play store to download all the apps especially which are pre-installed. Google has provided an app collection that is free from any malware.
It created in 2008 but is not named as Google play store at that time. From its initial time, it is getting better and better. Besides games and apps, most users use them for getting the latest books to read and music to listen to. Movies are also present in this but to get movies is somehow an expensive task.
Alternatives of Google play store
Although the Google play store contains almost every type of app on it there are some apps that are not accessible from the Google play store because these apps are considered as rules breaking by Google.
Many other app stores are present to download apps. Many Mobile companies are providing their own play stores as Huawei has Huawei’s app gallery, Samsung’s app store, and Amazon app store.
Besides downloading the apps you can update or uninstall them also from the Google play store. You can set your Google play store to update your apps automatically or you can do it by yourself manually.
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