A Google Music store has been in the works for a long time and the only thing that prevented it from launching with Google Music Beta were the major music labels. Google has since worked hard on gaining the trust and approval of said companies and is in tow to release Google Music within the next couple of weeks. In fact, Andy Rubin himself confirmed this last week at the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong.
A week has passed since Andy Rubin’s comments and we’re finally starting to see signs of an impending launch. If you visit the Google Music landing page from your mobile device (and have yet to add music) you’ll see the above page, which happens to include a “Shop Android Market” link (which doesn’t work yet). Clearly we are getting close, and I’d be willing to bet we see “Music” in the Android Market around the same time the Galaxy Nexus with ICS gets launched. I can’t wait to see what Google has planned for their “Music Store,” and I hope all the major music labels jump on board because there’s nothing I’d like more than to permanently remove iTunes from every computer in my house.
What do you guys think? Will Google’s music store be a success or will it all depend on having the support of all major music labels? Share your thoughts with us below.