Google Music and iCloud, Maps and Ovi, Les Paul Doodle: Search engine round up
Google Music to get an Apple rival, aside from Amazon. Maps to offer offline service? Plus, search engine celebrates Les Paul’s birthday with a virtual guitar.
The internet and gadgets world is currently busy examining Apple’s upcoming service that will give customers another reason to skip buying a MicroSD card if internet is available. Apparently, the Cupertino-based company will soon start service free iCloud accounts of up to 5GB, aside from the iTunes Match, a new music alternative that can deliver MP3 streaming if the song is available in Apple’s cloud storage.
The cloud based music storage is not actually new, with Google already serving some lucky early adopters with Google Music Beta, a cloud-based music storage that can store up to 20,000 songs. All Google Music Beta users are already enjoying internet-based music entertainment for free using Android and PC devices. Amazon also offers similar service, launched earlier than Google.
Another Google service that might hit Android smartphones is the Google Maps “Offline” that will allow navigating the powerful Google Maps service even without the internet, 3G, 4G or other data connection. According to Engadget, a website All About Phones is claiming that Google Maps Navigation will get a true offline mode, and might hit devices this summer. The report added that Google Maps Navigation allowing offline access is possible, knowing that Nokia will soon give Windows Phone devices the same power. The power of competition, right?
Speaking of Google, the search engine giant is back with yet another Google Doodles, and this time, it’s an interactive music instrument that produces guitar-like sound when your mouse strikes. The new music doodle is featured to celebrate Les Paul’s 96th birthday. Lester William Polsfuss or Les Paul is an American jazz and country icon that the development of the solid-body electric guitar which “made the sound of rock and roll possible,” according to a WikiPedia entry.
In YouTube, fans of Mr Paul and other curious internet users are currently celebrating in a video entitled World Is “Waiting For The Sunrise,” one user wrote “thank you google!!!!!”
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