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Android Market soon to offer millions of tunes

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Android Market soon to offer millions of tunes
The soon to open Google Music Store might be one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times said that Google's answer to iTunes was close to launching and Andy Rubin mentioned that the opening of the service would be coming shortly at last week's AsiaD conference in Hong Kong. 

Another sign that the Google Music Store is close to opening

Another sign that the Google Music Store is close to opening

A huge sign that the Google Music Store is about to open reveals itself when you go to the Google Music landing page at music.google.com. From your phone, you are presented with a link (which currently is not in operation) to the Android Market where you can, "Get songs from your favorite artists in Android Market, including hundreds of free tracks." The link, when it is up and running, is set up to take you to https://market.android.com/music.

The link on the top of the page that says "Get Android App" sends you to the Google Music Beta app which offers a limited free trial, but does not allow you to purchase tunes from the Android Market. Longer than expected negotiations with the record labels is holding this feature back. The app allows you to store up to 20,000 songs for free and lets you access them from any Android device running Froyo or higher. You will also be able to create your own playlist and  listen to your songs even when offline.

Right now, it is available only in the U.S. and it requires Flash to be installed. If you want to start your music collection now, some free tunes are available from the service. Add all of this functionality to a brand new Google Music Store, and it looks like iTunes will have some tough competition.

source: NewsonDroid via TechCrunch

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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 10:24 3

1. Kenahn (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I can't wait!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 10:31 8

2. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


wow this is huge. I'm pretty sure it will give itunes a run for its money.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 10:33 7

3. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


this is gonna be cool when it comes out

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 10:53 2

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


YES!!!! its being a while (since 2.2 announcement) that they have being talking about this, :D and with it the cloud index and easy music

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:19 1

6. taz89 (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 May 2011)


dont think they were keeping it a secret

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:20 3

7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I love how people who are excited about this get thumbs down. Just like the dude in Europe who has been fire bombing luxury cars because he is in debt and hates his life, people come here to get mad at people who are excited about the new features of Android.

And yes, I realize that in this case, iOS has already had this feature... but that doesn't mean we can't be excited about getting it now.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:28 1

8. terabyteRouser (Posts: 406; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Maybe this is the reason why we never see a new Music app in ICS hands-on videos. I've really been wondering why I've never seen anyone click into the music app, because the current music app in Android is pretty bad. The original music app with the Droid 1 was bad; it would play different segments of a song while listing the same time marker. It would also make this terrible sound when fast forwarding tracks. With the latest Google Music app you can't even fast forward a track. Well why don't you just slide the bar? I would do that, but it doesn't quite give you the precision you need when you're listening to a 2 hour podcast or an audio book.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:58

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe because it looks similar to the one in the market, heck it was even leaked I have a copy would you like it? Trusted source so no worries

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:30

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I knew about this. so I dont think it was being kept a secret... it will be inferior to tthe ones out there but.. give it time before it gets better...

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:55 1

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why it would be inferior compared with others?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:17 1

21. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


because its not iTunes. galitoking is an apple mark, so when he says others, he means iTunes.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 11:57

11. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


eh, its probably gonna suck. I love google though, so I'll make it work.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 12:34 1

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what does a music purchase service has to do in order to suck? I mean the only deal breaker will be content....

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 13:29 1

19. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Are you inviting Apple fanboys to flame in here? Come on dude. You are becoming The_Miz of the Android world.... I mean... Even... your... profile.. pics... are... similar...

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 20:39

26. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


sorry ... girl ...

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:31

30. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I notice that....just another ignoramus that loves to not have a choice....

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 13:53 1

20. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I use Spotify - it is free or 9.99 for premium and I have tons of music to access - without paying for it or worrying about taking up space on the phone.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 18:15 2

25. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


no, we say iTunes sucks because EVERYTHING you want to do on an iPhone, requires you to have an iTunes... be it syncing music,contacts, pictures, games, or even videos, there is no mass storage mode.
iTunes also needs to be installed on every computer you connect your iPhone to... having a mass storage mode doesn't require such idiotic needs.
that answer your question?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 22:37

27. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Lol he tried.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 22:37

28. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 799; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Ease of use (sharing files) is waaaay better in Android not to mention most feature phones out there do it better also.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:32

31. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yep, the wife hates itunes but has no choice and is forced to use it.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:30

29. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Seriously, taco bell....can you try and act smarter...lol
I like to have a choice...you need itunes with the iphone....no way around that....at leats not officially - with ANDROID, I can use SPOTIFY, KIES AIR, doubletwist (which gives me all of the music from the wife's itunes account, free), etc.....so, do you understand yet? Are you really that dense? With Android it is all about choice....although, seeing some Android phones with no removable battery, or an microSD card is rather disheartening.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:33

32. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


at least...thanks frigging iPHONEARENA.....coming up with the idea of editing a post until someone else posts is brilliant.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:22

33. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The only thing that backpedals is iphone tec each year buddy,or if it goes forward at all that bike pedal moves about 5mm and changes everything again!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 17:16 2

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5634; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I CAN'T WAIT!

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