Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Google Music found in Marketplace Code

Google is preparing for the launch of Google Music -- not that that's breaking news. What hasn't been talked about yet is the references to it in the marketplace code. There is also references to "OCEAN_BOOKS" (probably just books) and "YOUTUBE_VIDEO" (movie/tv rentals?).

I also noticed the URL of the marketplace redirects to http://market.android.com/apps/ when you go to the main page -- and going to http://market.android.com/music/ or /books/ doesn't give you an error like /charliesheen/ does.

Stay tuned!

What if Google Music worked on iPhone?

I just realized today that it would be completely possible for the coming Google Music service to run on iPhone. This hypothetical app would hook up to your media locker in the cloud, allowing you to download or stream music you are storing there. Now the only question is whether or not Apple would allow it.

If by some miracle Apple let Google Music into their App Store, it could get very interesting indeed.