While it is unclear as to what it might do, Android Police believes that it will take the place of Play Magazines and will be known as Play Newsstand instead, suggesting that the consolidation would mean that both digital magazines and newspaper subscriptions will fall under the same area, as opposed to having two separate sections which could make things a bit messy. The APK teardown also reveals that there will be a free trial offered, allowing users to try out the magazine/newspaper format on their phones before deciding if they want to subscribe to it, with the description reading, “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.”
It is unclear as to when Google Play Newsstand will be announced, but chances are it could be announced alongside the release of Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Google Neus 5 handset.
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