Late yesterday, at the Google I/O 2011 event, Google has has just taken the wraps off of a service – Music Beta and the service lets the Android users to upload music to the cloud and play that music using a computer or an Android phone or tablet. The service remains free for up to 20,000 songs, streaming up to 320kbps. Google also unveiled the new Google Music 3.0 app for Android devices, that will sync up to the new Music Beta service is live and available in the Android Market to download. We’ve already seen a leaked beta of this app previously, and the latest app sports the same UI, but lacks the ‘Settings’ menu.
Google Music 3.0 brings a new UI and users can view the albums in a side-scrolling collection of thumbnails while viewing in landscape mode. Users will get a Cover Flow style way under the ‘Recent’ view, that lets you to see which albums you’ve just listened to.
# Tap and hold – Lets you to search on Google, add songs to playlist, or ‘go shopping’ (will be redirected to Google’s mobile product launch)
# Shuffle and Repeat – Controls to being hidden, and can be brought into view by tapping anywhere on the top half of screen of the device.
This service is available in the U.S. by invitation only. You can sign up for the beta for Google Music here at music.google.com and request for an invitation code.
Android users can now download the Google Music 3.0 App here at Android Market for Free, which is weighing at the size of 3.8MB. The target Android devices are required to run on Android 2.2 or higher versions.
[Source: Android Market]