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About that Google Music Sync in Gingerbread Story…

If you are an Android news addict, then you may have seen a story pop up over the last couple of hours concerning a new music option that could potentially appear in a future OS build.  Let me just ask, do you remember that “Honeycomb” music app that leaked out a couple of weeks ago?  Yeah, this post.  Install that app and you get the option that we’ve screencapped above.  We’ve known for over 2 weeks now that this option was on the way and can’t wait for it to become official.  The app that has been floating around doesn’t work correctly at this time, and likely only will once Google announces some additional services that will accompany it.  Until then, we’ll just have to speculate on exactly what this means.  Music service is go?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

    My thoughts exactly. I’ve already commented on a number of other blogs about this silly story.

  • Anonymous

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    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      The best part is how you posted a link to that site twice under two different names. Spammer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/getcarterized Joe Carter

    late, I already d-loaded the music player and lost a lot of the functionality of my regular player, no cool windows media player-esque screen, no song shuffle, or repeat, no lock screen functions, I had it about two days then uninstalled

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve been waiting for Google’s answer to iTunes for a while, bring it already!!!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/jaroslav-stekl/ Jaroslav Stekl

      Totally – I’m hoping Google will have some sort of music/video store ready before Honeycomb is launched. It would be a shame to release an amazing new tablet OS without some sort of official Google media store (since tablets are such a media-centric platform).

  • Jeremy Gentry

    seeing as how this is all gmail related, i’m speculating that there is going to be a music function built into gmail as an early stage and then possibly a launch of a desktop application/app for phone, that’s the only reason it would “sync” properly regardless i can’t wait to see what happens with it! :)

  • Anonymous

    Mannn once this thing is up and running, whatever their music service may be, I will be able to ditch all my Apple products!…well not the computer, still need the computer. But rather my iPod..which is connected to the head unit in my car..sooo maybe not that, just yet. Oh well, I might still have the boxes I guess I’ll take that out next recycling.

  • http://twitter.com/ChazClout ChazClout

    Put that purchase of Simplify Media to good use please Google.

    A lot of iPhone fans were upset to see it go to Google and close up shop on iOs so it must have been good.

  • Anonymous

    I have to ask where is the music stored to do this streaming?

    • Anonymous

      Thats exactly what we don’t know yet. :)

      • http://twitter.com/monorailmedic Billy H

        and that is what makes all the difference to me, and most people I think. there are plenty of ways to ‘sync’ your music already (winamp, double twist, drag and drop (conventional USB), awesome drop, etc. those with more music than we want to store on our device, and who update that frequently don’t care about syncing, because most of us (again, referring to a specific group, but likely a large one) that have that much content also have a computer that is already on a broadband connection that is more than capable of streaming.

        subsonic and audiogalaxy are definitely on my phone, but neither touch what a native solution *could* do.

    • Anonymous

      Thats exactly what we don’t know yet. :)

  • MK17

    YES!!! This is the start of what I so desperately want. Google domination of itunes. Please give me the ability to support an artist while still downloading FLAC, with a awesome user interface and light but powerful desktop app to boot!

    Then gather support from the industry leading consumer audio companies and make integrative solutions for audio connectivity that destroy (or just match will be fine with me) the apple brand.

  • Anonymous

    I am wondering what happened to Google Music as far as competing with Itunes?? I haven’t really kept track since late lsat year when Google annouced Google Music. Will it be something similar to Itunes with a library and downloading not only muisc but TV and other entertainment?? Just wondering if Google will bring something in the future to challenge Apple in that dept.

  • Spencer

    When announcing FroYo (2.2) they demoed this with sync capabilities.

  • Anonymous

    how do i do the picasa web albums sync? or is that in gingerbread too?

    • EC8CH

      Click on the box next to it :)

      • Anonymous

        ok, that was obvious and i knew that.

        let me rephrase, how do i get that web albums sync to show up to be able to click the box next to it.

        • EC8CH

          its always been there for me under my google account syn options.

          OGD Froyo

          • Anonymous

            hmmmm, do you know if you have an app on there? i dont have that option on stock 2.2 for the incredible.

          • EC8CH

            Might be because htc doesn’t use the stock android gallery… Just a guess.

  • http://twitter.com/andrew8806 Andrew Denniston

    Thank you for not posting my pic http://bit.ly/hQRDLE and then crediting others.

    • http://twitter.com/andrew8806 Andrew Denniston

      Unlike the other damn sites.

      • Anonymous

        Wait I’m confused hah.

        • http://twitter.com/andrew8806 Andrew Denniston

          Some guy stole my pic and then took credit for the finding and the “leak” to engadget and phandroid. No worries… I always come back to droid-life. Love the site man, ;)

          • Anonymous

            I see that now. Thanks for the love! :)

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Should just send Kevin or Quentyn a note and I’m sure Phandroid will update the source accordingly…