Google's Rubin Says Music Service Coming, Eventually
Google is nearly ready to launch a music service of its own, said Android chief Andy Rubin in an interview with AllThingsD. "I think we’re close," Rubin said It won't mirror existing services, exactly, explained Rubin. Instead, it "will have a little twist – it will have a little Google in it. It won't just be selling 99 cent tracks." Google already offers an online streaming service that allows users to store their music library online and access it from web browsers or a dedicated application on Android smartphones and tablets. AllThingsD reports that Google needs the support of all the music labels before the service can launch, and there's no definitive word on which — if any — of the labels Google has signed.