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More clues hinting towards a Google Music store uncovered

Grab your phone, make sure you're not signed into your Google account in the browser, and head to (opens in new tab).  You'll see the above, with a big fat (non-working) link to the Android Market's music page ( (opens in new tab)).  It doesn't take much imagination to see how this relates to the rumors that Google is planning to open its own music store, and have it tied into your current Google Music Beta account.  

It's widely believed that Google Music was supposed to launch with such a service, but content deals couldn't be made and those plans were scrapped -- leaving a free storage locker for 20,000 of your own songs you can stream anywhere.  The addition of an Amazon-esque music store, tied directly to your existing Google checkout account, sounds like a winner to us.  Keep it DRM free, allow me to easily download purchased content to my phone or computer, and you have a customer for life, Google.

Source: News on Droid (German); via TechCrunch

Jerry Hildenbrand
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  • Tried it but can't change tracks on screen lock. Fix that and it would be awesome!!!
  • Hmm...while this is obviously a welcome change, I would still like it if they put in alot more work on the app! I use it because it obviously has all my music, but the navigation through the app is pretty poor. Not to mention the weak widget.
  • Agreed about weak widget and no lock screen controls. That link didn't last long lol.
  • This will be nice, but as others stated the app stinks. I'll continue to use Amazon personally unless google offers something that blows me away. I'm not completely happy with Amazons app either, would really love for them to open up and let you link to Winamp or one of the other good music players.
  • Keep being vocal people, google will make this app great.
  • Have you guys used the ICS one? I think its fantastic, as big an improvement as the jump from the old one to the new one. It certainly has the lock screen controls in ICS but i dont think it does on older android but I dont have an asop lock screen as I cant tell
  • i'm loving it on my evo 3d! the only thing i was disappointed by was that the widget wasn't refreshed with this release...
  • Not for 6.7 billion people: We're sorry. Music Beta is currently only available in the United States
  • lol sooooo this is what they did with all our music we put in the google cloud.... re-sell it?! thats like.. getting free samples and re-selling em on ebay. cmon now.
  • Incoming lawsuit from Apple. God only knows how, or what justification there could possibly be, but it's not as if that's stopped them before.