As someone who switched from an iPhone 3Gs to a Galaxy S3 and then switched back to an iPhone 5s recently, I can tell you that there is a world of difference when it comes to purchasing and listening to your music. With the iPhones, all I have to do is look up the music with the native iTunes app and I can download it right away and enjoy it. With my older Android phone, I could download the music from the Google Play Store and listen to it with their app – and, while admittedly the song quality was excellent, the song choice left something to be desired.
You might call me picky, but iTunes has a much better music catalog than Google does. While many artists and songs overlap between the two, Google is missing some popular musical acts, such as The Beatles and Metallica. (You can purchase the solo material from the members of The Beatles, though). And, while you can’t play iTunes music on an Android phone, you can download the Google Play music app on the iPhone. I’m not the only person who has noticed this problem and it has led to some serious beginning-stages talks about the possibility of Apple allowing iTunes to be able to be downloaded on an Android phone.
Is There A iDroid In The Future?
Apparently, giving access to iTunes on Android phones and tablets isn’t as easy as it sounds. Obviously, they would still be powered by the Android OS and not by Apple’s – the only Apple software would be the iTunes catalog and possibly a music player. (It’s unknown at this stage if the songs would be able to play through Android’s native music player).
This could be a long time coming (if ever) due to the fact that Apple would have to work some magic with many record labels.
What do you think? Would this be a good idea?
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