Google Music Launched Beta, Chrome Tablets Coming this JuneIn Devices
Google told All Things D that some of the music labels “were less focused on the innovative vision that we put forward, and more interested in in an unreasonable and unsustainable set of business terms.” On stage, there was no mention of it at all.
Instead, they played up the ability to store music on the cloud – up to 20,000 songs – and access those tracks from any connected device. They showed how an import of music from iTunes would include playlists, play counts and ratings. They also showed the album art in different display modes, too.
Google launched its Chrome-OS powered notebooks on the second day of Google I/O event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The company said that the netbook “built and optimized for the web” will go on the sale from June 15 in seven countries. Google has designed Chrome OS keeping the web in mind and most of its functionalities will be available only if the Chromebook is connected to the internet. It will use Google services like Docs and Gmail to provide basic functionality to the users.
“Everything can be saved to the web. I can throw this (Chromebook) into a river, and I won’t lose my stuff. No need for virus protection. No annoying updates. No patches. No patches for the patches,” said Sundar Pichai, senior VP of Chrome, taking a dig at Microsoft Windows, an operating software that has to be constantly patched for new bug fixes.