Nov 14 AT 9:49 AM Anthony Domanico 25 Comments

Google Music screenshots leaked, service to include free song of the day


TechnoDroidVe have gotten their hands on screenshots from the oft-rumored Google Music Store, which we expect Google will launch on November 16 as a sub-store of the Android Market. Though we’ve previously dug up music store icons from deep in the .apk of the Android Market before, TechnoDroidVe have provided the first market screenshots.

One lucky user in Venezuela was apparently able to access the store with “a few tricks and a little luck” via an HTC Inspire 4G. As it goes with these types of leaks, we’re going to wave the yellow flag of caution until we’re able to get a few more people to confirm the music store. That being said, the images look legitimate enough to suggest they are probably real, and the fact that Google is set to launch in just two days lends credibility to this story.

The Music Store appears to have the same UI interface we’ve seen in the recent Android Market builds inspired by the upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. As seen in our earlier leak, Google has selected orange as their color scheme for the Music Store.

We’ve included a few of the screenshots in the gallery below, though you can see dozens more if you head over to TechnoDroidVe’s site.

UPDATE: Clark pointed out something strange in the screenshots, and we now have a slight reason to believe that these pictures could be fake. If you’ll notice on the top of the screenshot in this article, the word “Market” shows up on the header. If you go to your Android Market, and click on Games, Apps, Books, or Movies, the heading will show Games, Apps, Books, or Movies, and not the more generic “Market” moniker. It’s possible that this is because Google is still testing this market add-on, but it’s also possible that these are fake. We’ll know in a few short days.

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Via: The Verge

Source: TechnoDroidVe

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  • JAGDrummer

    There already is a “Free Song(s) of the Day.” It’s called magnifier. Seems like they will just streamline it even more into the interface.

  • @BiGMER F

    well this is good to know.. guess we will know more on wed…ill be watching :)

  • Nate B.

    I wonder if Google will come out with a media type player like the iPod later on in the future. Just curious. I just like to keep my music on my iPod. Listening to music takes a hit on the battery, and knowing me I’ll listen to music most of the day.

    • Anthony Domanico

      I don’t know that Google will come out with their own player, or whether they’ll continue to encourage folks like Samsung to make Media Players.

      • AsakuraZero

        Samsung already have a pmp on sale look for it on Amazon it called galaxy mp3(or something on that line)

        But idk if it have a special equalizer of something

        • Anthony Domanico

          That’s why I said “Continue to encourage folks.” I know samsung made a galaxy mp3 player. I’m saying I wonder if Google’s going to make a few themselves, or work with Samsung/HTC/Whoever to build them.

    • PhyzX

      I’d much rather carry an extra battery or two instead of carrying another media player.
      Removable batteries FTW!

  • ben dover

    I can’t wait for this to release! I already use google music beta for all my music needs so it’ll be nice to have a one stop shop.

    • JAGDrummer

      Same here. Unfortunately, the player is still lacking in many areas. I guess that’s why they call it “beta” though.

      • ben dover

        I just don’t get why they haven’t implemented gap-less playback yet :-/

        • JAGDrummer

          Or add to queue. I hate having to wait until a song is done to add another one.

    • Anthony Domanico

      I’m excited to give Google Music another shot, but I’ve had so many problems with their upload service and not accepting about half of my music. Honestly, I use Amazon’s cloud player/storage, and it will take a lot for Google to woo me away.

      Only complaint with Amazon has been their ugly MP3 Android app, though if the redesigned AppStore is any indication, Amazon is starting to care how their apps look and we may see a redesign soon.

      • ben dover

        Well all of my music is legal so I don’t have any issues with google music ;-P

        • Anthony Domanico

          All of my music is legal too. Uploaded from CDs and purchased through various stores (iTunes, Amazon, etc).

          • ben dover

            I’m just giving you a hard time :) I haven’t had it kick back on me yet and my music is from amazon and itunes as well. hopefully they work the bugs out soon!

  • Ironzey

    Please let them bring the Nexus to Tmobile.

  • devine

    I have a new updated media player from google. U can find the apk google it. Lol. And the new nexus has a even better media player built in. Youtube that if u need to as well

  • Dee

    I have the best idea for Google. Buy Poweramp. #thatisall

  • Lane Montgomery

    Would be nice to pin songs to a device from the web portal.

    • Connel Hooley

      Just create a playlist and out the music you want to sync in it. Then go to your phone and select the playlist and tick the make available offline option. That way whenever you change the playlist, the changes are synced.

  • inviolable

    They have said several times that those of is currently using the beta can use it for free. So does that mean we’ll be charged once it releases, and is it monthly or just the cost of the app?

  • issac

    i have a zune account and they recently raised the price on their subscription, and took off mp3 downloading although not a big hike. im going to keep an eye out for google music. curious to see what they had. i had 10 mp3 downloads a month and microsoft took it away. i would put 10 songs a month on my android phone. and now i cant because i have to pay extra for mp3 downloads.

    google better impress us all!!!!!

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    Wow, kinda impressed it was someone from my country who dug up a path to get this screenshots and show us the Market. It is a little smelly the fact he/she didn’t write up a step-by-step tutorial to access the Music Market while it was available.

    As for the rest, I think is looking good, I still need to see the “Google twist” that we were promised.

  • Futureboy

    Regarding the “Update” indicating that the “Market” header diminishes credibility…
    If you launch the market from the widget, it takes you to the page of the app that was featured at the moment you launch it. In this instance, the word “Market” appears at the top.

    Now, I’m no hacker, but is it conceivable that if the Venezuelan accessed the Market with “a few tricks and a little luck” that the header would say “Market” rather than the typical “Games/Apps/Books/Movies” breadcrumb you would see if you entered the Market through the front door?

    I’m not saying it’s not fake, but rather, just suggesting that the “Market” header may be legit if the normal means of Market entry was circumvented.

  • pritams

    well said Javier..