What is Google Play Store?
With the entry of Google into the smartphone business, the huge potential of selling applications for these phones became evident. Android was an open source derivative of Linux with a focus on smartphones. A website marketplace offering applications catering specifically to Android users became a flagship offering.
This was to become the Android Marketplace. Later on, it would become the Google Play Store. What made the Google Play Store strategically important was its later incorporation of Google’s products such as Gmail, Google Picasa (Photos), Google Calendar, Google Apps and Google Docs. In 2018 the Google Play Store earned $24.8 billion dollars in revenue.