Is there anything Google doesn’t have their hands in now? Yesterday we learned Google might offer their own unlocked Android phone in retail stores and today TechCrunch is reporting Google will launch a music service. Certain members of the press began receiving an invitation (pictured above) for a special announcement on October 28, 2009. The music service is a collaboration between iLike, LaLa, MySpace, and Google. It is being reported that users will be able to stream music and purchase songs when performing searches with Google.
There are no mentions of any specific connections to Android, but Google needs their own service to compete with Apple iTunes. Google just released their own podcast application, so why not offer a music store as well?
Does anyone else find it odd this music announcement will come the same day that Google, Motorola, and Verizon are expected to expose Android 2.0?