After releasing Google Music Beta a while back, people started to become suspicious. It would only be fair that Android users have access to buying music and listening to it like their iOS counterparts. The Music beta started off by allowing users to upload their whole iTunes library to Google’s “cloud”. After doing so, users would be able to listen to their music on smart phones and computers anywhere there they had internet access, be it through 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Additionally, the music files could be saved locally for offline listening.
So the ultimate question is, will Google Music be able to stand up to iTunes?
As of right now, there is no [...]
Google is turning up the volume for independent musicians with its newly launched music gateway.. Google Music, the latest addition to the ever growing line of services from Google, is set to make history once again by introducing its own music hub, with a pricing scheme that specifically targets independent musicians and their music.
For a low price of US$25, independent artists can create their own personal accounts, start sharing their own music, set their own prices and enjoy a 70-30 revenue share allocated by Google. For every dollar an artist makes selling his or her song, Google lets the artist keep 70 cents of the earnings.
Artists also will have full [...]
This week Google officially unveiled its music product–Google Music. It is an online store and music-sharing platform for Android users. Users can store songs in its cloud storage for free, as well as buy songs directly from the Android Market.
According to Jamie Rosenberg, director for digital content for Android, Google Music is an expansion of Google Music Beta which was introduced earlier this year. “It’s about the cloud, about the web and about mobile,” Rosenberg said.
Google Music is now available to everyone in the U.S. on the Web and will be available to mobile users in the coming days.
Details are still scarce as of this moment, but reportedly, Google is coming out with a new music store. Additionally, it will be linked to Google’s Music Beta -which really isn’t so “beta” anymore – and should be launched within a few weeks. This will serve as a competitor to Apple’s iTunes, and also offer Android users better music integration. Google is still working out the details with record labels and publishers, and we’re all excited to see how it turns out. We’re probably going to see both desktop and Android optimized interfaces, and songs for $0.99, much like iTunes. It will also reportedly be integrated with Google+, [...]
The recently released iPhone 4S–bearing the latest iOS 5–has brought fascinating features that will truly entertain iPhone users, leaving many non-Apple users drooling.
Android users, however, are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy some of iOS 5’s lovely features–not necessarily in an exactly similar experience, but in a similar experience of functionality.
And, so, in this post, we discuss six of the “most-coveted” iOS 5 functionalities that many Android users don’t know are already within their reach.
Rather than arguing about which operating system is better, this post instead alerts Android users to the presence of [...]
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is expected to bring in an overly improved user experience not just through an improved overall interface but also through refinements in Google Apps, two previews of which have been recently leaked–one for the Google+ app, the other for Google Music.
In a nutshell, the updated apps reveal a more polished interface than previous versions. The refinements also make the apps interfaces more consistent with Google’s Web-based interface.
Google+ used to call its messaging system “Huddle,” which shortly became “Messenger” thereafter. With the leaked ICS Android Package (APK) for Google+ that Android Police rounded up, [...]
At the Google I/O conference recently held in San Francisco, Google unveiled their new music delivery service called Google Music. It’s a still-in-beta cloud-based server for music across various platforms, chief of which would be Google’s own Android smartphones and tablets.
If you’re a stranger to Cloud Computing, it is simply a means of minimizing the need for data and hardware to exist on client devices – instead hosting the files and powerful hardware on large cloud servers for safekeeping. It’s key advantages are basically taking away the need for massive storage or powerful hardware on devices – chief of which is to keep your data [...]
Google is set to debut its new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system this week at a press event, so what does that mean for music fans and the experience of Google Music? Let’s take a look at some of the ideas floating around on what we’re likely to see, and how Android 3.0 could revolutionize your music experience.What Would You Like to See?
Android 3.0 was built for tablet, as well as Android mobile phones, so we’ll get a touch screen experience with a number of different apps. Some of the apps we’ve seen and have been using will remain the same, and some new items will pop up, like a version of Gmail that’s been optimized for the [...]