For the longest time, iTunes has dominated the way we consume music, much in the same way Google has had a stake in the way we browse the Internet. But never ones to rest on their laurels, the folks at Google have announced that the web giant is developing a way for Android users to download music right to their mobile device, potentially sparking a new era in Internet music use.
The announcement (via TDS), which went down at the Google I/O developer conference, is pretty bare bones in terms of details. What we do know: if you’ve got one of those new fangled Androids, you’ll soon be able to utilize a Music Market; simply find the song you want, download it, and, voila, music on your cellular phone. And, yes, that’s basically an Internet based version of iTunes, all without the need for auto-syncing. Not only that, but you’ll also eventually be able to stream from your PC right to your phone. For now, though, you’ll still have to connect the Android to your home PC.
According to Wired News, the move probably came about after Google purchased Simplify Media, one of a few companies making streaming music easier. Of course, iTunes also bought Lala as a means to further its streaming capability, so it seems as if both sides may be preparing for a bit of e-throwdown.
There’s still some more details to flesh out, like whether the likes of Amazon or eMusic will be able to offer one-click syncing, or what kind of deal Google has signed for a music store. Those details and more as Google announces yet another way to make your life better.
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