To be initially launched in the testing mode, the cloud-based music service, Music Beta had to pass through some hurdles with music labels before the service could fly. Touted to be similar to Amazon Cloud Player, Google decided to go ahead with a scaled down version.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the service would let users load the music they already have onto a server which would thereby help the music stream to multiple devices. Contradicting with what Google originally had in mind, and something that is already available in the market by Amazon and something on similar lines to be launched by Apple soon, the kick-off of the service becomes crucial.
But like everything that makes it different from others in the competition, Google will offer more free storage compared to Amazon"s 5 GB. Google, however, will not be able to sell songs, unlike Amazon or Apple. Users will have to wait a little longer as the service will roll-out as an invite-only beta to users on Wednesday. Verizon Xoom owners are the ones who will get to try out the service first.