Mar 8th, 2012 publishUpdated   Sep 26th, 2016, 4:20 pm

While on Facebook today, I noticed a few of my friends and family who didn’t get the memo that the Android Market had now officially been renamed Google Play and mistakenly assumed they deleted the app from their phone altogether. Needless to say, they were in a bit of distress over the miscommunication. This actually got me wondering how many more people were possibly going through the same thing? A quick search and I noticed there was quite a few. So, I created this post to help those who are searching through Google, and for the rest of us to get a good laugh at (all in good fun, of course).

For those of you who came from Google — welcome to the greatest Android blog on the planet — the good news is, you haven’t deleted the Android Market from your phone. It’s just been renamed to “Play Store.” I promise. Take a look inside your app drawer and you’ll find it. There. All better.

For the rest of our Phandroid family, let’s take a minute to first — make a quick status update/PSA on the applicable social networks letting our less tech savvy friends and family know what’s up and after that, come back here to soak in the chaos, stress and heartache Google caused by suddenly changing the name of an app/service into something that doesn’t make much sense (yup, I’m still bitter). Enjoy.