London – Google (NASD: GOOG) will launch its anticipated music service as
part of a coming upgrade to its Android operating system software for mobile
devices, if comments from Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha have been correctly
interpreted, The Guardian reported. "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," Jha said during remarks at the Mobile
World Congress, according to The Guardian.
Jha added that the coming Android
"Honeycomb" update will bring "video services and music
services" to the platform.
The Guardian notes that Billboard last week
published a list of Google executives believed to be involved with the music
That report noted that Andy Rubin, a vice president of engineering for
Android, personally reached out to music executives about a Google music
(DMW previous coverage)