HP might launch webOS cloud-based music service, compete with iCloud
HP's webOS packs a lot of unique features starting with a card-based multitasking system and instant communication between devices, but HP might also be developing its own cloud-based music service to compete with rival offerings like Apple's iCloud and Google's Music. HP is said to have already engaged in talks with various studios, but it's the four major labels that it has to lure in order to get the scale needed for such a service.
Even Google and Amazon have failed at this, so how could HP succeed? The rumor actually claims that HP has already been actively negotiating for a while and sources within labels confirm this. But while the main focus of the service is to be music, it might also encompass movie and TV shows. The upcoming HP TouchPad has been touted to come with a solution to synchronize your music with the cloud.
Is that a full ecosystem that HP is trying to build? The company aims high with its ambitions, but it might have actually been premature about a music service on the TouchPad. Music industry sources warn about the talks being in the early stages and even HP not having established the exact parameters of the future cloud-based music storage.
Earlier, an HP spokesperson mentioned in a statement to music-centric website Billboard: "In March, HP announced that it plans to offer an expanded portfolio of cloud services for enterprises and consumers. … HP sees cloud computing lying at the heart of a connected world." To underline its music affiliations, HP has shot a commercial promoting music with gorgeous Alicia Keys. Finally, the HP TouchPad is coming with Beats Audio, but while you wait for all that to get release, why don't you check out the commercial below and get in tune with the future.