'Google Music' Service Will Launch With Android Honeycomb OS, Motorola Revealed at MWC 2011

At MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha spoke about the soon-to-be-launched $800 Motorola Xoom, which will be one of the first devices to run Honeycomb. More importantly, Jha may have confirmed that the Android upgrade will be accompanied by a "Google Music Service."Jha said: "If you look at Google Mobile services [via […]

At MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha spoke about the soon-to-be-launched $800 Motorola Xoom, which will be one of the first devices to run Honeycomb. More importantly, Jha may have confirmed that the Android upgrade will be accompanied by a "Google Music Service."

Jha said: "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." He added that the value of the upgrade to the Android system, known as "Honeycomb", which will power the forthcoming Motorola Xoom tablet is that "it adds video services and music services".

Google has been expected to launch a "Google Music" service for some time, but it has been unclear how it would promote it. Now Jha has indicated that it will rely on Honeycomb, which is a version of Google's free mobile operating system that has been specifically written for tablet computers.

The Honeycomb release, which appears to be tied to the release of the Xoom, is expected within the next two months.

Google had not responded to a request for comment as this story was completed.

[tags]android 3.0,honeycomb,motorola xoom,google music service,mwc,mobile world congress[/tags]

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