Buzz surrounding the highly anticipated launch of a Google music service kicked into high gear yesterday when Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, let the cat out of the bag during his demonstration of the Xoom tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“If you look at Google Mobile services [via Android] today, there’s a video service, there’s a music service – that is, there will be a music service. “
Last Friday Billboard magazine published a list of Google executives who were believed to be part of the development of Google’s rival to Apple’s I-Tunes store, among those executives was Google’s Andy Rubin. Rubin is of course the godfather of Android. In addition to rumors that Google is inking deals with music publishers, Elijah Ketchum, 16 year old staff writer for TDG, tweeted that he saw a spot in the Android Market for Google Music.
We’ll all just have to wait and see.
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Now that CES has come to a close, the one question I’m getting most often is, “what was the most impressive?” That’s a pretty loaded question considering developments across a number of tech categories broke. However, when it comes to mobile technology, if I had to pick one, the product with the most potential to impact the category and likely an indicator of things to come would have to be Motorola’s Atrix 4G smartphone.
The device itself is equipped with a dual-core processor and 1G if RAM essentially putting a laptop computer in your pocket. The screen is a crystal clear QHD display, the first of its kind on a mobile device and it allows users to dock it with a larger peripheral device that turns it into a laptop or desktop. Motorola claims it’s the “World’s Most Powerful Smartphone,” and that may be the case but regardless they came back this year at CES and they came back big.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak briefly with John Bradley of WIRED in thee WIRED/AMD booth at CES. Take a look and see what he has to say of the “Year of the Tablet.” Thanks for the time and your insights John.