Tech Today: Google Music, Android movie rentals official

In a special edition of TechToday, we run down a monster evening of Google and Android news from the I/O conference in San Francisco.

Music Beta by Google is finally official
The long-anticipated cloud storage service from Google is now available in the shape of Music Beta by Google.  Announced today, the service will allow users to store 20,000 songs free of charge for playback on Android devices over the cloud. Music Beta will initially only be available in the US via invite.
Link: Engadget

Movie rentals are here too
It's not just cloud music storage on the Android agenda, Google today announced an Android Market movie rentals service to rival iTunes. All of the top titles are now live to download on the webstore, with dedicated apps coming for Android phones and tablets. Again, we're sorry to say it's US-only at the moment.
Link:TechRadar

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
App of the Day | 1112 Episode 01
An unsettling and intriguing adventure title set in America where everything is banned.
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPhone Apps1112 Episode 01 Review
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

New versions of Android Incoming
Google used its I/O conference to confirm the newest versions of its Android operating systems. Android Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive later this year with a new UI and a renewed effort to unite all Android phones, while Honeycomb's next update will be Android 3.1 and that'll also come to Google TV.
Link:TechCrunch

Android coming to the home
Another whopping announcement from the I/O keynote in San Fran saw Google announce Android @ Home which will allow you to push your music around the house and also control your home environment, with the example being light switches, on your phone or tablet. Are you ready for your Android to take over the house?
Link:Gizmodo

The white Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Sick to the back teeth of hearing about the White iPhone 4? Us too. Well here's another gadget arriving in a whiter shade of pale, the white Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Shown off at I/O, this Honeycomb-running tablet will be limited edition as it carries a version of Honeycomb unburdened by the custom Samsung UI.
Link: Engadget

News@8: Before the Google news bombardment Tuesday saw more rumblings of the iPhone 5 specs, more bad news for PlayStation Network users and Nokia's interest in developing a 3D tablet. Catch-up on that and more in our daily News@8 round-up.

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now