Google play, google app store, is going to discontinue play for education app. In 2013, Google launched Play for Education to encourage the use of android tablets in the classroom. It contained a wide range of books and educational apps. It was designed to make it easier for schools and teachers to buy apps, books and give them to students. But now, this service has been shut down.
When Play for Education was launched, it was expecting a huge positive response from the user, but unfortunately, it didn’t work. This led to a decline in the tablet market and now the company has declared to stop this service by 14th March, 2016.
However, the failure of this store is not entirely a bad news for google. With the popularity of Chromebooks, Google has decided to put focus to improve Chromebooks’ content, which was launched in 2015.
“As of March 14 or later, Google will no longer sell Google play for Education licenses. We are committed to providing schools with the best-in-class tools for the classroom, including Chromebooks, which are no. 1 selling device in US K-12 education, and a strong and growing ecosystem of educational apps. We will continue to support our Google Play for Education customers and the devices that they have purchased,” said a spokesman to TechCrunch.
Chromebooks are easy to use and great features. It has built in protection software so it protects from viruses and malware. it has the function to update automatically so it doesn’t get slow over time. With its long battery life, one doesn’t need to carry a charger. It gets synced with android devices and mobile phones so data will remain safe within the logged account.
Chromebook accounted for 4.4 million of the 8.9 million devices sold to schools and school districts in 2015. Now it will be the main concern of the company to improve in the education sector.