Cloud computing seems to dominate the focus of major firms like Google and Apple. Intense competition is not usually based on the product itself (if space is the issue, then it is not much of a problem) but methods of delivering cloud based services to a variety of different users. However, until recently most of the cloud based services have been targeted at traditional PC users. Now, the focus is shifting more towards mobile users because mobile devices like smartphones have less space and depend more on the internet. This is where there is tremendous potential for cloud-based services and tech firms are already paying attention.
Google, which was the first to challenge traditional firms like Microsoft with cloud-based services has now launched yet another cloud-based service called Google Music. The service is supposed to allow users to store up to 20,000 songs on Google’s cloud database and then stream the music to a variety of devices. Right now, the service is free while in Beta but it does require an invitation to join (remember Google+). This altogether marks yet another milestone in Google’s aggressive expansion. Earlier this year it made a number of acquisitions to bolster its already impressive portfolio and it launched entire new product lines like Google Plus.
Now that Google has launched an iOS app, Google Music is no longer exclusive to Android alone. The music can easily be accessed on Safari. Moreover, the app allows users to easily stream their music and navigate through the app with a variety of swiping motions. Amongst the interesting features in the app is a universal search option that is specifically designed to help users find their music amongst thousands of tracks. However, keep in mind that Apple also has plans to launch its version of an online cloud-based music service.