Better than some recent re-branding attempts *cough* Quikster *cough*
Agreed. Dumb name for sure.
This comment seems redundant now looking at all the comments below. But , "Play" really just doesn't convey the usefulness of the site. Maybe a better name would have been Google Market.
I agree. Doesn't make a lot of sense.
Yes it is a pretty dumb name. Although so were "Google", "iPad" and many others. Sexy interface, though.
I'm probably the only person who would go with "Google Shop", rather than "Google Play".
Does google still offer a shopping service? if so that might have made "Google Shop" a bit confusing. Not that Google Play works for everything. I can't remember the last time I Played a book or a productivity App.