It’s a big day for would-be iTunes killers. Spotify has launched its desktop-based download store, but its former partner 7digital has its own announcement. 7digital’s Android app has been relaunched, and now acts as both download store and music player, matching (and indeed going beyond) the functionality in its acclaimed BlackBerry app. The Android app lets people browse and buy music, create playlists, and also access their 7digital cloud locker, which holds previous purchases from the store. The app is going live in 16 countries, including the UK and US, with a catalogue of 13 million MP3 tracks. Music Ally has been playing with the app, and it’s the slickest music store/player yet on Android – and much needed, given the fact that Google doesn’t (yet) have a music store up and running on Android, although Amazon MP3 is available in a few countries. 7digital is distributing its app through Android Market and Amazon’s Appstore for Android. Source: Music Ally Blog
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