Thursday, November 17, 2011

Google Music: iTunes for Android or something more? - free android free android phone free android apps free droid free games android free google phone free htc best free android apps best free android games

Google Music: iTunes for Android or something more? - free android free android phone free android apps free droid free games android free google phone free htc best free android apps best free android games

    * By offering mp3s, Google Music can be used on a host of devices
    * Some tech writers were cool to Google's rollout, saying it's nothing new
    * But Google Music gives Android devices an iTunes-like option

  Google Music, an online music store and "free locker" for digital music, was rolled out to the public on Wednesday.

On Thursday, however, questions abounded as to whether the service will amount to simply a "me too" move, following Apple and Amazon's well-worn trail through the digital-music forest, or a significant step toward making Google an e-music player.

And while much of the always ready-to-attack tech blogosphere was less than enthusiastic, it's legitimate to ask whether that's even the real question.

In a way, the product is just one more front in the battle between Android and Apple.

Away from the desktop, iTunes users must have an iPod, iPhone or other Apple device to play the music, movies and other content they download.

By selling more widely usable mp3s, Google Music will be viable across multiple devices. And, of course, Google would prefer you to choose a device running its Android operating system.

"In the end, this isn't about helping Google 'catch up to iTunes' -- it's about filling the big, gaping, musical hole in Google's mobile business," Peter Kafka wrote for All Things D.

While no single Android phone has approached the popularity of the iPhone, Android smartphones as a whole have become a serious force, capturing more than half the overall market during the last quarter. (Android phones amounted to 52% of the global market compared to about 15% for the iPhone, according to Gartner).

Gizmodo's Adrian Covert, who it's safe to say was unimpressed with Google's offering, says that nothing that was rolled out on Wednesday would entice iTunes or Amazon users to switch.

Google Music is expected to soon offer 13 million songs from three of the four top record labels (Warner Music, which shares a parent company with CNN, balked) as well as independent bands and includes free cloud storage for up to 20,000 songs. (Apple's similar iMatch costs $25 a year).

"The technologies might be current, but the ideas behind Google Music are tired," Covert wrote. "Speaking of old and tired, were you really pining away for another a la carte music store? Probably not. Most of us have been buying tracks from iTunes and Amazon for years."

But: Is enticing users to switch even the goal? For someone trying to decide between buying an Apple or Android device, iTunes could be a deciding factor. Google Music, at least in part, could take that bullet out of Apple's gun.

"There are two things the critics decline to acknowledge: that Google is providing a simple, free service, and that all Google products start out underwhelming and gradually expand," Devin Coldewey wrote for TechCrunch. "Android was a mess when it showed up. And it's still a mess -- a mess blowing up to the tune of half a million devices a day."

And with a long-term investment of resources (and, presumably, the successful wooing of more record labels), the Google Music vs. iTunes tilt could eventually rival the current iPhone vs. Android fight.

"Apple now faces its arch rival in the retail-music sector where Apple is a juggernaut," wrote CNET's Greg Sandoval. "But it also means that iTunes will face a company with deep pockets, a history of success in music (YouTube is one of the popular music distributors on the Web) and popular consumer devices, Android phones and tablets, that can help market the music store. This is something few previous rivals possessed."

But first, Google will have to get over the cool reception the launch got in some quarters, largely dinging the company for lacking innovation in a product that got a star-studded, splashy roll-out.

top iphone games most popular iphone games top iphone games 2010 top 100 iphone games top iphone apps games best iphone games top iphone rpg games top iphone games ign top iphone racing games
best iphone games best iphone games 2010 best iphone rpg games top iphone games best iphone puzzle games best iphone games 2009 best iphone games ign best iphone games app store best iphone strategy games
free iphone 3g apps get free apps iphone 3g free apps jailbroken iphone 3g free iphone apps apple iphone 3g apps free iphone ringtones free iphone apps 2009 free iphone 3g games free iphone 2g apps
free iphone apps free iphone 3g apps cracked iphone apps free iphone ringtones free iphone apps games best iphone apps free iphone apps jailbreak free paid iphone apps free iphone apps jailbroken
free iphone free iphone 3gs free iphone apps free iphone ringtones free iphone without completing offers free ipod touch free cell phone free ipod free stuff  free iphone 3gs free iphone apps free iphone 3gs without offers free iphone 3gs without referrals free iphone 3gs apps cheap iphone 3gs free ipod touch iphone 4g free apple iphone 3g iphone accessories iphone features iphone release iphone at&t iphone tmobile iphone verizon iphone sprint iphone apps iphone accessories cool iphone accessories iphone cases iphone skins iphone 3g cases iphone speakers iphone 3g accessories iphone car accessories iphone 2 accessories

 free ipad free ipad giveaway free ipad scam free ipad testing free ipad tester win a free ipad free ipad cnn free ipad contest best free ipad apps

ipad ipad review ipad apps ipad accessories ipad download ipad jailbreak ipad news ipad price ipad video ipad review
ipad a disappointment ipad price ipad apps ipad tablet ipad review video ipad review youtube skyfire ipad review
dead space ipad review ipad apps free ipad apps best ipad apps ipad app reviews ipad app store ipad apps
list top ipad apps ipad games best free ipad apps ipad accessories ipad keyboard ipad accessories 3rd party ipad case
ipad covers ipad bags ipad stand ipad apps ipad screen protector ipad download ipad apps apple ipad ipad jailbreak
ipad download files flash player for ipad download internet explorer for ipad download java ipad download chrome for ipad
download ipad jailbreak ipad jailbreak download iphone dev team spirit jailbreak ipad jailbreak geohot untethered
ipad jailbreak spirit ipad jailbreak ipad jailbreak possibilities ipad jailbreak flash ipad news apple ipad ipad apps
ipad forum iphone news ipad accessories ipad reviews apple ipad news new ipad news ipad price ipad price drop ipad a disappointment
ipad tablet ipad 3g price walmart ipad price original ipad price ipad price comparison old ipad price ipad video
ipad video format ipad video converter ipad video camera ipad video madtv ipad video chat ipad video demo ipad video review ipad video specs
ipad mini ipad nano ipad mini price apple ipad mini ipad mini joke the soup ipad mini video ipod mini retina display retina display vs super amoled retina display wallpapers ipad 2 no retina display ipad 2 retina display resolution retina display ppi retina display dimensions retina display resolution pixels facetime retina display
Free iPad Porn - HD Porn For Your iPad iPad Porn - Reality Kings Pink Visual Porn for iPad and Tablet Devices
15 Outrageous Sex Apps That Made It Into The iPhone App Store YouPorn, iPad's killer app Dailymotion - Top five sexy iPad apps * Mature Content *
Adult Sex Strip on the App Store. Download Adult Sex Strip and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
ipad 3 ipad 3 rumors ipad 3 release date apple ipad 3 ipad 2 vs ipad 3 ipad 3 g ipad 3 g pricing features ipad 3 ipad 3 design 7.35, Apple, iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, iPhone 5, LG, Retina Display

No comments: