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Google to launch Music Beta for Android phones

Google to launch Music Beta for Android phones

Google will finally lift the lid on its music service for Android phones and tablets today, as it looks to address one of its operating system’s key weaknesses.

A Google spokesman said: "We plan to announce Music Beta by Google at our Google I/O developer conference.

“Please tune in to Google I/O Live on Tuesday and Wednesday for more details on all the news."

Currently, all that’s known about Music Beta is that it’s a cloud based service. This means that users can store up to 20,000 of their songs online and access them via their Android powered kit.

Google’s decision to go with a streaming-only model and not offer paid-for downloads reportedly comes after it failed to agree deals with major record companies. Social networking features to allow users to share songs (a la Ping on iTunes) will reportedly also be absent from Music Beta from launch.

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