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Will Samsung Release An iTunes Competitor With The Galaxy S3 Today?

Eric McBride
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AndroidPIT is in route to London preparing for the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S3, and on our way from Berlin we had some time to discuss just how much hype is surrounding this device. Normally Apple only gets this type of attention when releasing a new phone, and for the first time, an Android device is generating enourmous amounts of hype that's in many ways comparable to a new iPhone release. This is a first in many ways for Android, and what's clear now is that Samsung REALLY has to deliver on this release. Expectations are high, and one thing they cannot afford is a disappointed crowd of journalists ready to tear Samsung apart at this event.

But rumors are flying that Samsung might also release "one more thing“ at the event tonight. One more thing? That doesn't tell us much naturally, but it does indeed raise our level of curiousity even more. Samsung HQ in South Korea has done such a great job at keeping details about tonight a secret that we honestly don't know what to expect. It's speculated that Samsung could release their new S-Cloud service with the device, and some even say that Samsung might release a new flagship tablet alongside the device. It could be none of these services or devices, or all of them for all we know, and what's best is that we will only have to wait a few more hours to find out.

Samsung will attempt a presentation comparible to Tim Cook and the late Steve Jobs at their event tonight, which will most likely be full of enthusiasm and pushed by journalists from all over the world. Here at AndroidPIT, we think that this "one more thing“ will most likely be something that Samsung has needed for a long time: Their own version of iTunes.

I could imagine that Samsung could surprise us today with their own version of iTunes, and maybe even their S-Cloud service to accompany it. This would enable all types of content to integrate with their TV's, tablets, and smartphones. LG, HTC, Sony, and other OEM's have gone in this direction, but it's always been something that Samsung has not yet dove into. What better time that today to announce this new service? The tech world has traveled to London with open eyes and ears to vew this event, so today would certainly would make sense.

What do you guys think? Would it make sense for Sammy to annouce their own version of iTunes today, or will that „one more thing“ be something completely different?

Picture credits: original picture from Apple. Edited by Kamal from AndroidPIT

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  • ljhaye May 3, 2012 Link

    Yes, it makes sense for Smasung to do both an iTunes copy and S cloud if they are planning on forking Android ala Amazon. It makes business sense but it doesn't mean I support nor encourage it. With both Google Music and Google Drive available there is no need for these ancillary services.

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  • clouds May 3, 2012 Link

    Google Music maybe available for you pal, but not for rest of the world

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  • Eric McBride May 3, 2012 Link

    @clouds-Unfortunately, its not for me either. Im america but have lived in Germany the past 10 years, so I only can use GMusic by using a workaround.

    @ljhaye-And yeah, I also agree it makes sense, but it seems like a real fork fest is coming Androids way if it does happen.

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  • Martin Krischik May 3, 2012 Link

    You probably will hate me for saying so but:

    1) Will it be available world wide?
    2) Will it offer a more modern format then MP3?
    3) Will there be something like iTunes Match?

    If not then it is not a competitor the iTunes. It might be a competitor to GooglePlay or AmazonMP3. But not iTunes.

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  • Eric McBride May 3, 2012 Link

    Thats a VERY good point Martin. At this point, maybe a Google Music or AmazonMP3 competitor is more likely, as nobody has successfully been able to mimic iTunes in terms of worldwide availability, format, and features.

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  • CJ Brown May 4, 2012 Link

    If Google Music & Amazon MP3 would just merge (& make it available on a Global level), then iTunes would have a worthy competitor ...

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  • Martin Krischik May 4, 2012 Link

    @CJ Brown They would still not compete on point 2 and 3 on my list. 1 out of 3 is not good enough.

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