Google music service to launch alongside Android 3.0 in Q4Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Yesterday we brought you news that Apple may be releasing a new version of iTunes that streams music to devices through Apple's servers and your own Internet connection. Today, we've got information about a new Google music service, as well. Speaking to Israeli newspaper Calcalist, Android's product manager Gaurav Jain revealed that Google's music service will be launching in Q4 of this year alongside Android 3.0, a.k.a. Gingerbread. Jain went on to say that mobile will play an important role in the music service right from the start.
The timing of this announcement is pretty interesting considering that the rumored iTunes cloud services came out yesterday. Still, if the service is anything like what Google showed off at I/O this year, I know I'll be excited for it. Who will come out on top when Apple and Google butt heads in the music service area? It's tough to say, but I'm sure we'll be getting some awesome things from both companies.