This app will be an extension of the Google Play Store, aimed at schools, which can preserve content in digital format, make a bulk purchase and instant distribution to students android tablets for educational apps, books and videos.
Moreover, Google has already started accepting application from various developers across the world who can use the Google Play Developer Console to mark apps for inclusion in the new service; they can submit either an existing app or a new one.
These apps will be evaluated by a third party network of educators who will grade these applications, assign appropriate subject, and common core standards meta-data, while evaluating whether they meet the Google Play for Education criteria for classroom use.
Though there are many educational applications already available in Google Play store, these are not graded properly and with this new service, finding them will be easier. The service will also encourage developers to develop for this emerging sector as there will be better visibility for these kind of applications which otherwise never reach No.1 spot in the Google Play. All, thanks are conveyed to the popularity of Gaming, Social Networking and other applications.
Moreover, since Google Play for Education will allow bulk purchase of apps by schools, the economic case for such applications will improve automatically.
Google Play for Education is planned to be launched around September in USA. Since Google is required to consult educators of respective countries before launching the service, Google might take a bit more time to launch the service elsewhere including India. But considering the huge demand in India for educational content and the spurt of educational tablets in India, Google is sure to bring this service to the sub-continent.
Google Play is an application and content store for Android based devices, currently Google offers free and paid applications, games, movies, music, and even Android devices.