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iTunes Rival Google Music Goes Live in the US

At a news conference on Wednesday Google Inc. formally declared the launch of an online music store along with a free Web storage locker for enjoying music from phones, computers and tablet devices. The news conference was held at Los Angeles.

Through this music store Google Inc. will be selling albums as well as songs for a price which can be compared with Amazon MP3 and iTunes. However, at present the music catalogue of Google is limited, reported (opens in new tab).

This online store can be accessed through Android market via any Android-based smartphone and also from the website from where the users of Google smartphone can download the apps. Music bought from this online store is uploaded automatically in the storage locked provided by Google Music. This Google Music locker will be accessible either via an app which will be launched in a few days for latest Android phones and also tablets or directly from the website.

The website allows streaming of songs from various different Android-based devices.

The locker service, which was initially launched in May to a relatively small group, is now open for the entire United States from Wednesday. The user can store up to 20,000 songs in this Google Music locker.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.