Okay maybe it’s not really bold… Yeah, it’s not really OUR prediction either, you got me. It’s been speculated for a while now, reported by the Wall Street Journal yesterday and now verified by All Things D.
The guys over at All Things D were able to get Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s Director of Android Product Management, to admit that they will be revealing their Google Music service today at the Google I/O event. The service will launch with the ability to store up to 20,000 of your own uploaded songs for free which you can then stream over the web to your desktop or Android phone or tablet or any device that supports Flash. You will not be able to purchase songs initially because Google has yet to strike up a deal with the major record labels. According to Rosenberg, “A couple of the major labels were less focused on the innovative vision that we put forward, and more interested in an unreasonable and unsustainable set of business terms”.
While similar to Amazon’s Cloud music service, Google’s service will offer more music storage than Amazon, who allows just 5GB of free storage for about 1,200 songs stored.
Expect the service to launch within “weeks”, with beta invites going out today to Verizon Motorola Xoom owners. Others will be able to sign up at music.google.com eventually.
Via: Wall Street Journal
Source: All Things D
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