Google could be launching its own web-based music service with the release of Android Honeycomb. Motorola Mobility Chief Executive Sanjay Jha was talking about the Motorola XOOM which will be dropping at the end of the month running Honeycomb when he let it slip suggesting that Google will be offering music service in addition to its video service.
“If you look at Google Mobile Services [via Android] today, there’s a video service, there’s a music service – that is, there will be a music service,“ said Jha at MWC. Google already has its video service with the acquisition of YouTube, but a music service has been rumored for quite a while.
The rumors about Google’s music service are that it will be cloud-based and your music will be stored on Google’s servers. Then you could stream or download the music to whichever compatible device you have. The service could have an online store as well, making it a possible competitor to Apple’s iTunes. It’ll be interesting to see if this is true or just wishful thinking from a Motorola executive
[Via Android Community]