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Google to deliver “an array of consumer devices,” to challenge Apple?

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Google to deliver “an array of consumer devices,” to challenge Apple?
Google Music is not living up to expectations - that’s the quick summary derived from various Google managers talking to recording labels, CNET learned from inside sources. But that’s not what customers really care deeply about - with Rdio and other monthly subscription services, there are plenty of alternatives. What’s interesting, though, in CNET’s scoop is that Google is once again suggested to be working on hardware.

Googlers allegedly said that the music service will get a big push from Google marketing later on, after Google finishes work on its hardware strategy

And yes, this means that Google will enter in direct competition with Apple over consumer products. CNET says Google will deliver “an array of consumer devices.” Just two weeks ago, it was suggested that the search giant is readying a home entertainment system for music streaming.

When it comes to Google Music, the short story is that it hasn’t lived up to the expectations. It’s nothing to really get overhyped about as it’s only been out for about a quarter or so, but it does worry the music companies.

Google Music centers around Android and the idea to have a music store well integrated with your device, that allows you to download and stream songs. It has support from three of the four major labels, excluding Warner Music Group.

"Google Music is about discovering, purchasing, sharing and enjoying digital music in new, innovative and personalized ways," Google's Andy Rubin said at its launch.

Now, if we could just know how is this related to upcoming hardware with the Google logo... Chime in with your suggestions and opinions below.

source: CNET

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posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:18 3

1. bloodline (Posts: 686; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


google, push it to the uk! I can see people buying into this in the here

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 06:59 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I want to know what expectations Google Music isn't living up to. I personally find it to be a great service. I've already bought some music from it. The only annoyance is that Amazon MP3 beats it in price.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:35 1

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, ive gotten probably a dozen paid songs from it... which is exactly a dozen more than i thought id ever buy.. ;) I like to watch out for their sales and grab stuff when its cheap and fill out the few holes i have in my collection.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 07:16

3. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


For some reason I still can't access the new market from my EVO so I can't even purchase music from the device. Not sure what is up. Google needs to fix stuff like this or people won't switch.

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:27

4. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


ever since google music came out thats the only place i get my music so easy and convenient

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 13:38

6. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 200; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


isnt some of the problem stemming from the fact that there are a lot of apps in the marketplace which allow users to download mp3's for free? Theres usually always one or two of those apps in the top 100 list and they arent difficult apps to use.

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