Thursday, February 17, 2011

Google Music, an iTunes Competitor, Coming Soon?

Google Music
Another Google Music rumor is making the rounds, but this one, courtesy of the Guardian, seems to have a lot of credibility to it. According to the Guardian, Google's music service is less than two months from launch, and will be part of Android Honeycomb, the tablet-optimized version of Google's mobile OS.

Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility, spilled the beans himself.

"If you look at Google Mobile services [via Android] today, there's a video service, there's a music service -- that is, there will be a music service," Jha said.

Motorola's Xoom tablet is getting the VIP treatment from Google, serving as the demo unit for Honeycomb's big features. If anyone outside Google is privy to the company's music plans, it's Jha.
Google Music
I've gotten tired of hearing the Google Music rumors. The rumor mill's been murmuring about a Google digital music service to rival iTunes since at least 2005, and last year, the Google Music rumors picked up speed, with the expectation that Google would have its service ready for the holidays. But this one seems legit.

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