T-Mobile and Google sent us an invite to an afterparty for the night of Wednesday’s rumored Google Music event but you have to wonder what role T-Mobile is going to play in that announcement.
Leaked screenshots suggest Google will begin selling tracks and albums as part of Google Music but the company has also promised a bit of a social twist with it. Some are speculating that you’ll be able to use Google+ to share tracks or at least, one playing of the track. Being able to offer this service in the Android Market or somewhere in Android would help Google remain as competitive as possible with Apple’s iOS, which boats the iTunes juggernaut underneath it.
Still, there’s nothing we’ve heard from the coming Google Music service which desperately calls out for a mobile partner and that’s why it’s intriguing that T-Mobile is sponsoring the afterparty. Perhaps there could be a mobile-specific aspect of the music service that T-Mobile will have exclusive rights to at first.
It’s also been about a month since we’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus announced and the device will be coming in an HSPA+ version, so T-Mobile could theoretically support it and it does have a good history with the Nexus lineup. Will this rocking event be the product’s first unveiling in the United States? We’re only a few short days from finding out, friends.