Google Plans to Take a Swing at Apple with New Music Service
Google is rumored to venture in the world of music by offering a new cloud-based online service aimed at stealing the hearts of artists and music lovers worldwide from Apples and its iTunes music service.
Reports suggest the new service will offer unlimited access to music online from any internet enabled device for $25.00 per year. Songs would be available for download or for streaming according to subscribers' choice. Users will also be able to add any songs they already own to their music library on the cloud, even those purchased from any other music store.
Leena Rao at Techcrunch gives additional information about the service:
"The idea behind Google Music (…) is pretty compelling. You would go to the Market on the web, find a song you like, click the download button, and (…) the song would start to download over the air onto your Android devices. (…) Google will offer a desktop app that will give you access to all DRM-free media on Android devices remotely."
It's being suggested that Google Music should be announced this fall along with their new Android 3 OS.
Will Google Music be able to rival Apple's iTunes and its dominance of the music market?
It's just wait and see.