Google invades Apple

Posted by

Issue Date: 
Nov 15 2013 - 12:05pm

From Issue:

Long rumored and finally accomplished: Google dropped its tortuously-named Google Play Music All Access app into the iOS store today, extending its subscription service to Apple mobile-device users. (The launch was announced by Google here.)

Pointless, you say, because Apple device users are loyal to iTunes? And furthermore because iTunes Radio, less than two months old, is a huge boulder crashing into the streaming music pond?

Those are good points. But the launch of iTunes Radio is a good reason, by itself, for Google to establish a competing benchmark in Apple’s operating system. Beyond that, distribution of streaming service is guided by the principle of ubiquity -- be everywhere. If it doesn’t hurt to be there, be there.

Inside the app, you’ll find mostly identical features and layout as in the Android version, but with iOS 7 beautification. It is beautiful beautification, as in all the other music apps which have updated, and Google would do well to note its pleasing effect and upgrade Android’s aesthetics.

In our quick (for today) but intense examination, the iOS app lacks one major feature, which is sharing. We could not easily find a way to publicize our listens or favorites within a paid account. The apparent omission is all the more puzzling because Google Plus is available in the Apple store.

Some settings are different also, comparing Apple to Android; the Apple version is less informative and controllable. It lacks the Android EQ module, the user’s billing date, and download/streaming setting such as restricting bandwidth-consuming activity to WiFi.

Overall, the two app experiences are similar enough to make any Android user feel instantly at home with an Apple phone.

Will Apple reciprocate with an Android version of iTunes and iTunes Radio? If you’re not laughing out loud right now, you didn’t hear the cynicism of the question. Apple creates ferociously closed systems, and besides that governing principle, iTunes Radio is woven into the iTunes Store as a support system and purchase funnel. That brings up one other missing piece in Google’s iOS app: the Buy button, which in Android goes to the Google Play store. Google is evidently willing to separate streaming from buying, but Apple probably is not.


Check Cashing

Wonderful data my spouse and I take pleasure in pertaining to delivering the truly great information within this site that will for you to with all the wonderful information within this web site. Currently click below Check Cashing & get pleasure from my spouse and I surely liked every single small the idea.

Forces on Goal was voted

Forces on Goal was voted readers, but readers football M88 is "crazy" not least the South Korean oppa love. If you ask who is the most handsome oppa planet but for the elect, Kim Tan is No. 1, Leonardo di Caprio, Brad Pitt or Tom Crusie is nothing. In Vietnam, Son Tung MTP, or may Lam Hoai new No.1 singer, people's artist of the elite or easy to stay out of pity ... Top 100. 138 bet |
bodog88 |
188bet |
dafabet |
fun88 |
166bet |
m88 |
So the poll's greatest athletes M88 inadvertently become a fan poll to see who the most crowded. Ronaldo heads, almost twice the second is Lionel Messi. The M88 sports legends like Muhammad Ali immortal, Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt behind pity, though their dedication to the great sport many times Ronaldo.

Wonderful job. Thanks for

Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. Will come to visit again.
Phd Trading System Ejaculation By Command

I gathered useful information

I gathered useful information on this point as I am working on a business project. you posting relevant article and its now becoming easier for me to complete this assignment. Now I can impress my boss and staff with an informative presentation. Your article is a lucky charm for me. movieleatherjacket

Wonderful job. Thanks for

Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. Will come to visit again.
birkin bag

This was like an update for

This was like an update for me that I was never really expecting that might come true in the real sense of the word. But no worries I am just surprised with this news. - All State Van Lines Relocation

excellent. one of the best

excellent. one of the best articles I have every read Ecopolitan Tembusu Tembusu Condo Vue 8 Sea Horizon Sea Horizon Executive Condo keep it up!

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.