Will Google take on iTunes with a music store?

Google prepping to sell tunes?
Google prepping to sell tunes?

The digital music world now dominated by iTunes may be in for a shakeup this fall if Google joins in with its own music service. CNET is reporting that the search engine giant could launch a music service that offers song downloads and streaming music.

Google's global communications and public affairs director Gabriel Stricker tells WalletPop in an e-mail today that Google gave a few "sneak peeks" of music applications for the Android operating system during its developer conference last month. Google says it plans to use the company Simplify Media -- which it recently acquired -- to allow a consumer's music library to stream on the Android phone.