Just yesterday, we reported that Samusung Galaxy S III is being launched in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa countries including Germany and Britain.
Also, the company has launched its new "Music Hub." Initially available on the Galaxy S3 and hitting European markets today, Music Hub offering a vast, 19 million song catalog provided by 7digital, Music Hub Store is the place for you to buy songs and albums, as well as listen to 30-second previews of all songs."
Purchased music is stored in the cloud and automatically appears on all of your devices. Music can also be stored locally on devices for offline listening.
The Music Hub features include:
- Scan & Match Cloud Locker: Upload your music to the cloud so you can play it anywhere. Music Hub utilizes scan & match technology to decrease upload time and ensure high-quality playback. Have any rare or personal recordings? Don't worry - any unmatched songs are directly uploaded from your library AND you get 100 GB of storage for all unmatched songs. When you edit playlists or purchase music, your collection stays automatically updated across all authorized devices.
- Catalog of millions of songs: Enjoy full access to our entire catalog to stream or purchase, with unlimited plays and no advertisements. Search for new music, create playlists, share songs with friends, and view lyrics and album information.
- Radio: Relax and listen to the music you like with personal radio and programmed stations. Create personal stations based on songs and artists you love, or browse genre stations recommended and tailor-crafted by the Music Hub team. Hear a song you like? Tag it so you can find it later and play it again whenever you want.
- Recommendations: Discover great new music all the time with customized recommendations for songs, artists, albums and radio stations. The more you listen, the better recommendations you'll get.
- Optimized for Mobile: Music Hub is optimized specifically for your Samsung device. Advanced streaming and downloading options let you save storage space, play music when offline, and cut down on cellular data usage. Audio settings are designed to prolong battery life and ensure smooth streaming even under spotty network coverage.
- Web Player: In addition to the mobile app, users can access their music library and the Music Hub catalog/store online at www.musichub.com. The Web Player allows users the freedom to play their music easily on any PC.
The new Music Hub service will be offered in both free and premium versions: Music Hub Store (free), and Music Hub Premium for €/£9.99 per month.
"For €/£9.99 per month, you can upload and access your entire music collection anywhere, enjoy unlimited streaming from the millions of songs in the Music Hub catalog and discover new songs with radio stations based on the artists you like," Samsung said.
Samsung has also made available Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to its flagship smartphone the Galaxy S II GT-I9100 in India via Samsung KIES or Over the Air (OTA) upgrade as well.
Users in countries of Europe like United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Ireland, and Switzerland and Africa region had already received this update a month back.
Interestingly the Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100G, a variant of the international version available only in India has received the ICS upgrade.
Here is how to upgrade?
Please note, to get this upgrade, your phone must be on the "stock Android" version of your Galaxy S II and if you're running on the custom ROM firmware then this upgrade will not show on your device.
Samsung Galaxy S II handset owner looking to upgrade, should on their handset tap on Menu > Settings > About Phone and then select the Software Update option. Once tapped, you then just need to tap on Check Now option and it will notfiy you with the "Update is available." Just tap on continue and this will start the upgard process. Once done your phone would be restarted automatically and updates would be applied.