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Android Honeycomb adds Google music cloud

Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb code released to developers is set up to access the search monster's music in the cloud service.

Fiddlers contributing to the the XDA Developers forum say they have discovered Google's support for music storing and streaming via the cloud on the Android 3.0 OS running on Motorola's Xoom tablet.

One developer wrote on the XDA forum about how, when he ran the Honeycomb version of a music app on his Android smartphone, a new 'sync music' feature appeared on the settings options.

He found that the app was syncing music files to the cloud and said he was also able to stream music on the device. Other developers verified his claim having successfully had a fiddle for themselves.

It seems that Google may yet beat Apple to the launch of a cloud-based music storage and streaming services. Both firms have long been rumored to be working on cloud-based music services as that's where the wonga's at. The evidence now points to Google getting there first.