Google Incorporation, the world’s largest Internet-search company, introduced a music service that lets people buy songs through the Android Market, stepping up competition with Apple Incorporation’s iTunes store. Users will be able to store and stream as many as 20,000 songs on Google Music. Google has forged partnerships with 1,000 record labels, including Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group and EMI Group Ltd., letting it offer a total of 13 million songs. 90-second track previews are available, and all songs are high quality 320kbps MP3s. Google has expanded into music, television and movies to help promote its Android smartphone operating system, which works with the Android Market. The company, based in Mountain View, California, also sees music as a way to deepen its social- networking features. For more information watch video below.
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