Google is close to revealing a service for storing and streaming music to and from BitterWallet reports., if a feature buried in the code is any indication. Developers claim to be merrily syncing and streaming their music to and from their devices using Google's Honeycomb music player,
A member of the XDA developers' forum going by the name of WhiteWidows discovered the streaming option after installing CyanogenMod 7, a modified version of the Android operating system that can be installed on to your phone to get extra features. The eagle-eyed tinkerer then removed the standard music player and replaced it with the player from .
Music stored on the phone was then synced to somewhere on the Web. WhiteWidows took out the music-filled memory card and was still able to listen to the tunes, now pulled from the cloud. Other developers claim to have done it too, but some members of the XDA forum are having problems.
It's not clear where the music is being stored, or whether this means Google's streaming service will see the light of day. But it does mean the big G has the technology in place for the service it has reportedly
Google has a vast amount of, with Gmail, Google Docs and other services based up in the ether. Whatever it's called -- Gmusic? -- Google would be a serious rival to iTunes or streaming services such as Spotify. Apple has long been rumoured to be working on a cloud-based version of iTunes, while Spotify's mobile service with caching of tracks is one of its killer features.
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