Feb 15th, 2010

Your Android Phone is about to get 6.5 million killer tunes. A company called Omnifone is bringing their MusicStation service to Android and will launch at Mobile World Congress 2010 with a demonstration on the Nexus One.

“Omnifone is delighted to be able to deliver the richest and most sophisticated music capability on mobile, and one that will work effortlessly on any manufacturer’s Android device,” Omnifone Chief Executive Rob Lewis said.

musicstationWhat exactly IS MusicStation? An awesome music service that both HP and Vodafone are getting behind as an iTunes challenger that seems to have a chance. More specifically:

Traditional digital music services offer the consumer the ability to purchase individual tracks in a DRM-free or DRM-protected format. Meanwhile, a consumer’s existing music collection, which may be on CD, vinyl and/or cassette, has to be side-loaded or the music repurchased. New music tracks must be purchased before they can be played, hampering the process of music discovery, and playlist sharing.

You pay a weekly/monthly fee and you get all the goods in unlimited fashion. That’s right – 6.5 million songs. There are LOTS of music apps out there that are free and paid, downloadable and streaming, but I have to say I’m definitely excited about MusicStation. I’m especially hoping it’ll come with a free trial and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did – they’ve done that before.

I can’t wait to hear the details tomorrow. Oh wait, look at the time… I mean TODAY!

[Via Reuters]