Google has been in talks with a selection of large music companies for a number of months according to the Wall Street Journal regards Googles new music store that is expected to roll out in two stages and help surfers purchase music they search for directly from their searchs. The first stage of Googles Music store could be with us within the next few months with paid downloads.
Apple and Google have been in competition in the smartphones market since Android was released to rival Apple’s iPhone, and a music download service from Google would move the two further into shared territory.
The first phase of Google’s music service is expected to be an online store where users can buy and download tracks, industry sources told the paper, although it could eventually be linked with the Android software to stream music on to mobile phones.
The second phase for the Google Music store will be a cloud-based subscription service, due in 2011.Google Music is also likely be a part of Google’s Android Market and incorporated into both its mobile phone Android OS and the new Google Chrome OS currently under development.