– Google (NASD: GOOG) on Thursday introduced the latest version of its Android operating
system, 2.2, and along with it a new Web-based Android Market that will let
users purchase music and have songs automatically synced to Android mobile
devices. The new music service, which will also stream a user’s music library
to an Android-powered smartphone, is being created with technology from
Simplify Media, which the company recently acquired.
Google vice president Vic
Gundotra introduced the new music initiative at the company’s I/O developer
conference on Thursday.
Wired.com noted that Gundotra later called the music
store a "demo," and added that Google has not yet signed any deals
with major labels to create a music store.