Google is intending to release their Play Newsstand by the end of the year where they will offer newspapers and magazines side by side in their online store. Right now their section just comprises of magazines and it will also include thousands of newspapers for people to purchase single issues or subscribe to on a monthly basis. Google is betting on offering the same sort of digital content found on the Apple Newsstand.
Play Magazines is thought to be merging when the Newsstand app when it comes out at some point this year. It would be tremendously redundant to have two different apps, and many sources are claiming they will merge them under a single banner. A recent tear-down of the new code for the Google Play Store has found the company will also offer free trials for newspapers.
Here’s the introduction text: “Your favorite magazines and news are right here on Google Play. Pick up the latest issues or try out a free trial subscription. Read instantly with the Play Newsstand app, even offline.”
via Android Police
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