“Is Google gunning to become the next Apple? The search company is reportedly set to unveil its own music service and is also working with a smartphone manufacturer on an own-brand Android phone,” Daniel Ionescu reports for PC World.
MacDailyNews Take: The next Apple is Apple.
Ionescu continues, “Two separate reports from TechCrunch and The Street say that the search company is developing a music service, dubbed Google Audio, and a smartphone that will not be sold through traditional wireless carriers.”
“Michael Arrington of TechCrunch quotes multiple sources, saying that Google has ‘spent the last several weeks securing content for the launch of the [music] service from the major music labels,'” Ionescu reports. “Google Audio would be available for U.S. users, but it is unclear whether it will be a download or streaming service.”
Ionescu reports, “In a separate report, Scott Moritz of The Street, quotes analyst Ashok Kumar, saying that Google is also working to develop its own Google-branded smartphone, which will be sold through retailers, not through wireless carriers, by the end of this year.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: RIM, Nokia, Microsoft, and what’s left of Palm should be concerned.
Schmidt should have been gone the day Android was announced. – MacDailyNews Take, July 10, 2009
Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, mole. – MacDailyNews Take regarding the August 03, 2009 announcement that Google CEO Eric Schmidt had stepped down from Apple’s Board of Directors.
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