Google’s app store for education is being shut down

A little over two years ago, Google launched a version of the Play Store tailored for education in an attempt to push Android tablets into schools. There’s been basically no news about it since — until now, with Google essentially announcing plans to shut down the store. Google tells TechCrunch that in about a month it’ll “no longer sell Google Play for Education licenses,” so schools won’t be able to buy and distribute apps in bulk to their students. Google says it’ll continue to support the tablets already out there using Play for Education apps.

While Play for Education clearly failed, it’s not entirely bad news for Google. When it launched the store, it was hoping to promote the use of Android tablets for education. But Android…

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