Apple's new iCloud was just unveiled at yesterday's WWDC 2011 keynote, and one of the company's main services to go to the cloud is its iTunes store. It's two main rivals will be Amazon's Cloud Drive and Google's Music Beta. So, which one is best for you? Continue after the cut for a nice comparison chart.
Google has finally confirmed its music platform, now called Google Music Beta. There have long been talks about the race between Google and Apple to launch a cloud-based music service. Well, now it appears that Google has beat Apple to the punch by launching their Google Music Beta platform today with their official announcement at Google I/O.
Google has reportedly begun internal testing of its new Google Music service, in a move which has led to speculation the streaming system is near to public launch. According to CNET's music industry sources, Google employees are dog-fooding Google Music amid ongoing negotiations that have already delayed two planned launch windows.
Google has just deployed a new e-books offering for the Android Market. Looking at their updated website, the navigation now has a "Books" tab sitting next to an "Android Apps" tab. From all the rumblings about a potential Google music service, there may soon be an additional two navigation tabs for music and movies.
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.
Google's answer to Apple's iTunes is coming. Or, perhaps not an answer, but part of the conversation. When Google showed off the idea of Music at this year's I/O conference, people were eagerly awaiting its official unveiling later in the year. Unfortunately, despite the fact it's already September, we're still waiting. But, if the sources speaking toReuters are indeed accurate, we don't have much longer to wait at all, as this Christmas may indeed be a holiday to remember.
By now, you're probably already well into your fourth of July celebration. If not, you're already behind the curve, so start celebrating your long weekend! Most of you probably don't have work on Monday, so go ahead and take the time to relax -- you deserve it. We'll try and help you out tonight, in this edition of The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got some rumors about Android 2.2 and the original Droid, ColorWare wants to paint your new Xbox 360, and Verizon's been forced to fork out $21 million. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a countertop that'll teach you things, a digital burial ground for the KIN, and some new information about Google Music.