Reports are starting to surface on the Internet that a new version of Android Music Player including some streaming options is to be found in what will be the next version of the Android Market. I don't have all the details yet, but I just have to say - I am really, really, REALLY hoping someone, be it Google or someone else, will give me a decent amount of space to store my music online and stream it directly from whichever device I choose, thus cutting out iTunes and the need to take up gigs of hard drive space, and then not have access to said music when I'm anywhere except in front of my laptop or in my car where the iPod lives.
I don't want to store the music on my SD card, I don't want to have to pay a fee to access my own music, I just want a reliable, frills-free space to store and stream, with some security to ensure only myself or someone I specifically authorize can have access to it. I know this is the Impossible Dream of most of us techy music lovers, but I'm hoping this is one step closer to making it a reality. I'm even willing to pay for a little extra cloud storage space if the extra could be used to store other types of files as well.
A note to the Recording Industry who is holding back this dream: I don't buy music from you anymore. I don't pirate it either. I just listen to what I already have because I am so fed up with your BS. I have more than 10,000 songs in my personal collection, so there is no fear about getting bored with it any time soon. You aren't losing money because of technology. You are losing money because you are pissing off an entire generation of techy people who would rather listen to oldies than support your draconian beliefs and practices.