One of the holes in the Android platform, is that it doesn’t automatically sync music or photos. Palm found a way for a short while to sync with iTunes until Apple changed its iTunes platform and no longer allowed iTunes to recognize the Palm Pre as iTunes player.
They went beyond just syncing media to streaming music—-
Yesterday, at the Google I/O conference, Google show update to the
native Music app, which will allow users to access their music from
Android smartphones. The streaming music service will compete with Apples
new streaming music service suspected soon after the purchase of LaLa.
Google’s Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering, said “We think users are going to love this feature.” In a demonstration here at the Google I/O conference,
Gundotra said it will be part Android Marketand work on the Web to desktop PCS. Users can buy music on Android Market like they do in iTunes.
When they upgrade the Android Market, users will be able to wirelessly download music tracks to their phone with the the tap of a button. The service can search users’ desktop computers for DRM-free music, and then make that music available to an Android phone via a wireless, streaming connection.
Currently Android users wirelessly buy and download music tracks through Amazon.com. The technology comes from Google’s purchase of streaming media firm Simplify Media which stopped selling its iPhone apps.