You know those rumors suggesting that the upcoming Nexus tablet will be called Google Play? They were so wrong!
Google just announced the launch of a new all-encompassing cloud service named Google Play, which will include the former Android Market, Google Music, and Google Ebookstore. From what we’ve seen Google Play is similar to iTunes, as it’s designed to be a central depository for all your media and apps. However, you’ll be able to access your Google Play content from any device.
For example, you’ll be able to read books on your tablet and switch to your smartphone at any time. You will be able to watch streaming movies, or download them [...]
It is sometimes very frustrating if you have devices that are incompatible and you can’t sync your files because they have different formats. If you have a Mac computer and an Android tablet/phone, for instance, you will most likely have your music organized on iTunes. Android is not really iTunes-friendly, and iTunes is not exactly Android-friendly. Thus, you may have a hard time synchronizing your music between the two devices. Fortunately, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes with your Android device.Requirements
Don’t get too excited on how to sync your Android device with iTunes just yet. Before anything else, you have to download two [...]
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, [...]