Wow got a few more responses than I thought I’d get to the question about HTC being the next Apple. And I pretty much agree with y’all. Apple controls every aspect of their products: design, marketing, apps, software…even the accessories to a point. HTC is not even close to having that type of control. HTC has to play by Google’s rules and make adjustments to whatever Google puts out. I could never imagine Apple giving that type of control of the software or any other part of their devices to anyone else.
“The big difference between Apple’s service and its two rivals is that Apple will use a “scan and match” system to sync what’s on your hard drive to the cloud, so you won’t have to actually upload the bulk of your library to its servers. Instead, the service will simply mirror your collection with songs it already has on hand. (If it doesn’t have a particular song in your collection, it will go ahead and upload yours.)”
Peter Kafka - AllThingsD
So Apple may be charging $25 a year fro it’s cloud service…this only leads me to wonder how much Google is going to charge for Google Music once it comes out of Beta…