Drumroll please…in the style of Microsoft’s naming conventions, Google will name their new music offering…wait for it…Google Music! That, apparently, is the buzz this week. Google will provide an alternative to iTunes, with all indication they will name it Google Music. I could care less about the name, just as long as we will see some new, feature-rich competitor to iTunes. I LOATHE iTunes. Unfortunately, we still need to use it for the iPod Touch. Yes, I know we can put on Linux OSs onto it, but at this point I decided not to. I will be very interested to see what Google does with this. We already see how much of an impact Android has made on the mobile phone market (September will be here soon for me!), so this, hopefully, can provide a strong competitor to iTunes.
Some things left unanswered:
- how will Google Music integrate with Android and other Linux OSs
- how will we in education utilize Google Music, as I assume Google Videos and Google Shows will soon follow
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