Google Play store added to navigation bar

Google's new one-stop shop for apps, movies and books gets promoted to the top of the page

Google Play, the Big G's replacement for the Android Market, has been promoted to the top of the Google home page.

Google Play is now sitting in pride of place in Google's navigation bar, lurking between Maps and YouTube – an indication of just how much importance Google's attaching to its new app store. Even key Google services like Reader and Shopping are relegated to the drop-down menu at the end of the navigation bar.

Whether Google Play manages to keep its lofty position, or whether it's unceremoniously dumped like poor, unloved Google Wave, only time will tell. In the meantime, if you're thinking of taking advantage of Google Play's services, check out our Android apps of the week.

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