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Samsung plays nice with Google by shutting down its own music service

23
May
2014

In 2012, Samsung launched the Music Hub, which combined features from iTunes, Spotify and Pandora. The Hub has since expanded to include videos, eBooks and apps, and it comes preinstalled on Samsung phones. In other words, it was pretty clearly a Google Play competitor. Google has recently been pressuring Samsung to tone down its Android customizations and to cut back on its bloatware, and last week, Samsung’s Marketing Manager for Technical Media Philip Berne tweeted that “Samsung Hub is going away,” a tweet which has since been deleted. Now it looks like the gradual shut down of Samsung Hub has begun, with TechRadar reporting that Samsung Music Hub users have received emails that say the Music Hub “will no longer be

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