We all know that Google Music is coming but details of exactly what the service will offer still consist mainly of well-educated guesses. A recently leaked screenshot of the app has provided some of the most illuminating information to date, however, showing a menu that appears to offer some impressive features — but quite possibly nothing by way of social music options.
The screenshot in question (pictured at left) comes from Google’s release of an early build of Android Music 3.0 to a Tech from 10 blogger. The menu reveals a bit of what has already been guessed at (single platform access to both streaming and localized music collections, etc.) and provides a few more reasons to anticipate the app’s release.
What is troubling is that no social features seem to be included — an omission that would make Android Music 3.0 a fairly lonesome experience. With no firm release date on the horizon and the app likely still under concentrated development it’s likely that Google still has a few surprises up its sleeve on the social music front however.
The leak could, after all, be nothing more than a clever way to drum up even more pre-release hype. If this is the case then the fact that nothing has yet been revealed about social music features shouldn’t be any cause for concern.
Considering the length of time that has passed since Google Music was just a glimmer in our collective eye we’re hoping for great things from the industry giant and social interaction definitely tops the list.
C’mon Google, don’t let us down.