Published On: Tue, Feb 16th, 2016

Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education

Back in 2013, Google launched Play for Education, a module that done it easier for educators to squeeze apps and books and discharge them to their students’ Android tablets. Now, this module is entrance to an end. As initial reported by CRN and also reliable by us today, Google will stop offered Play for Education licenses on Mar 14.

From what we understand, Google will continue to support existent Play for Education users until a end-of-life date of their tablets and teachers will continue to have entrance to Play for Education to find calm and pull it out to their students.

“As of Mar 14 or later, Google will no longer sell Google Play for Education licenses. We’re committed to providing schools with a best-in-class collection for a classroom, including Chromebooks, that are a #1 offered device in US K-12 education, and a clever and flourishing ecosystem of educational apps,” a Google orator told us. “We’ll continue to support a Google Play for Education business and a inclination that they have purchased.”

Play for Education initial launched in a U.S., though Google done a pull to move it to Canada and a U.K. final year.


While Google is discontinuing Play for Education, teachers and administrators can still use Google’s and a partners’ other device government services to pull educational apps from a Play Store to tablets, as well. Unlike Google’s Play for Education program, that usually upheld a tiny series of tablets, these government solutions also support substantially all Android tablets on a market.

It’s also critical to remember that Google’s Chromebooks — including those with touchscreens — have done clever inroads into a educational markets. Android tablets, on a other hand, haven’t been utterly a same strike with administrators and teachers. For a many part, Chromebooks are also cheaper and their keyboards substantially make them a improved fit in a classroom anyway.

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