Google Music Isn't an iTunes Killer, and it's Not Supposed to Be [All Things Digital]
Despite all of Android's recent success in gaining market share, it has consistently fallen short of Apple's iOS in the music department. iOS users can seamlessly purchase, store, and listen to music on a device thanks to iTunes, and with the recent release of iTunes Match adding the ability to store music on the cloud, the gap between the music offerings of iOS and Android has grown even wider.
Talks of a Google Music service have been going on for quite a while and the majority of the details were already well known, but the service is now officially live.
With Google Music, you can store up to 20,000 songs for free in Google's music locker. Apple's service stores 25,000 songs, but also offers the iTunes Match service which makes it much easier to upload your music. Google Music also includes a music store similar to the iTunes Store and allows users to share music with Google+ users for free.
Google Music may not top iTunes when it comes to music downloads, but the growing number of Android users out there now have a music service that can serve to fill the music gap that had been growing between iOS and Android.