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Google Music: Beta Review
I thought it was really nice, the interface on the web browser was great but I was mainly interested in the interface on my Nexus S and Xoom. Needless to say, I was both impressed and disappointed. Some of the music shows up twice, which is really annoying. Playback is nice and smooth, which was great and I thought that the way it uploads is better than Amazon Cloud music, faster too. Overall I think it is great, but the apps on phones and tablets really needs an improvement as it isn't as intuitive or logical as you think, you would assume that files you already have on your SD card on your device would be detected and therefore just be played natively on your device, but some of it just duplicates which makes playing your local media a little more confusing( if you are on a tablet such as a Xoom, then you have the option to disable online content, cannot find this on the Gingerbread app on my Nexus S).
It's great, but that Beta in the name really falls through 100% considering that the local media content is unorganized. Just an example on what I am talking about:
One Day As A Lion, I only have one album by them ( hell, they only have one album lol). I have it on my Xoom already( not on my Nexus S though) so I add it to the cloud and now it shows that I have two albums of the same name with very similar album art under the same artist. Very confusing.
I will be using it further to see how well it performs. I play music A LOT. So I expect to find some cool things and some glitches.
Sent from my Xoom