Google Music Service: More Hints That It Will Come With Honeycomb

In Google’s quest to overcome the musical menace of iTunes, they are releasing a music service of their own. We do not know exactly when but there are plenty of hints that are pointing at a launch with their newest Android OS Honeycomb, which is made for tablets.

According to The Guardian the CEO of Motorola, Sanjay Jha spoke about Google and Honeycomb at his keynote during the Mobile World Congress on Wednesday. Motorola are using Android’s Honeycomb OS on their upcoming tablet, the Motorola Xoom. Jha said: “If you look at Google Mobile services today, there’s a video service, there’s a music service – that is, there will be a music service.”

We brought you news of a leaked bit of footage a few months back regarding an Android Music App. A colourful mobile interface was shown that looked similar to the layout of Apple’s iPods, follow the link for a closer look. The music service we are expecting is a subscription based cloud service, whiich according to Jha “will rely on Honeycomb.” The Xoom is expected in the next 2 months which should also signal the release of Honeycomb and possibly Google’s music service, as reported by Mashable.

In response to Apple’s iTunes, which lets face it is easily the dominating force in the music market; Google has supposedly also included an online store and service. iTunes will take some beating as it has sold more than 10 billion songs since launching 8 years ago. Apple also controls a 66% share of worldwide online digital music sales, making it the largest music retailer in the world. When Google do eventually get their music service out there, will they be able to compete with that? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

  • Samagoue

    of course yes, the number of devices running on Android clearly shows that the adoption will be much easier. Hopefully, it won't be like iTune that forces everybody to use it