Google Music launching on Honeycomb devices

CEO of Motorola Mobility Sanjay Jha spoke at the MWC yesterday and gave out some information about the Motorola Xoom tablet and Honeycomb:

“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.”

This is a clear indication that Google is developing a Music Store of their own to rival the Apple iTunes Store. Honeycomb is set for a launch with the Motorola Xoom and a few other tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (the latter was announced at the MWC last week and the former is awaiting a launch next week on Verizon).

The iTunes Store hit 10 billion downloads a few days back,  a wake up call for Google to come up with a music store of their own.(?) Billboard reported last week that Google’s Andy Rubin is one of the execs involved in the development of a competitive music store which would go up against the iTunes store. Andy Rubin is the man responsible for Android’s existence today, and after Sanjay Jha’s words, it’s pretty clear that a new music store is coming up soon.

Earlier today TDG’s staff writer Elijah Ketchum tweeted that he saw an open spot for Google Music in the Android Market.

Via: The Droid Guy


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