Google music download service to rival iTunes set for Android Honeycomb?

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Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility, appears to have let the cat out of the bag regarding Google’s plans for an Android music and video service.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Jha said: “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.”

Adding fuel to the fire, Jha later stated that one of the key benefits of the new “Honeycomb” Android update that’s set to feature on Motorola’s forthcoming Xoom tablet will be that “it adds video services and music services”.

Talk of Google launching its own rival to iTunes and Amazon have grown apace since the search engine giant snapped up audio streaming software firm Simplify Media in November, while music industry bible Billboard recently reported that Android boss Andy Rubin has been in talks with record labels for some time.

Via The Guardian.

KevinLynch