According to a report published on an Israeli news paper, Google will launch it's much rumored music service alongside the upcoming Android OS iteration, Android 3.0 codenamed, Gingerbread.
The rumors began with Google's purchase of music streaming company, Simplify Media. It seems Google think very highly of mobile music services.
According to Android product manager Gaurav Jain, Google's music service will launch alongside Android 3.0, codenamed Gingerbread. With over 160,000 Android based phones being activated, everyday, it is understandable the focus on mobile music but I am sure Google has other ideas for music as well.
Apple on the other hand plans to deploy a cloud based version of iTunes soon. The way things are going on at Apple, it might be clouded iTunes. Hoping people will stream music direct to the devices, rather than storing them on the phones. But then, with 16GB or 32GB storage in their hands, would users trust their music to AT&T's flimsy network? It might make a difference, if the other rumor, that iPhone will be available on Verizon, is right. Then again, there were people, 1.7 Million at least, who bought the iPhone 4 with it's problems.
I like the way this is going. Looks like Android was designed with future in mind, and iPhone is like design as we go.
Calcalist via Know Your Cell