Google’s next generation mobile operating system – the Android 3.0 also codenamed Gingerbread could be bringing the much touted cloud-based online music streaming service – Google Music to users. This is not a speculation, but was confirmed by Android product manager, Gaurav Jain, in an interview to Israeli newspaper Calcalist.
Cloud based music streaming service is likely to be the next area of competition between the tech giants. Apple is learned to be working on a cloud-based iTunes service. The company had acquired the music streaming service, Lala, late last year and as of May this year, the service was closed for new registrations. Also, Microsoft had recently launched the Bing Entertainment system that will integrate the company’s search engine offering with entertainment.
Google, it appears, is now working on a two pronged approach. According to Scott Morrison from the Wall Street Journal, the search engine giant could be launching an online music download service that is tied to the search engine later this year followed by an online subscription service in 2011. Now, with this revelation from Jain, it is clear that Google will be tackling the online and mobile areas separately.
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