Google unveiled its new cloud-based music streaming service during a keynote presentation at the Google I/O conference earlier this month. The service allows users to upload their song library to Google's storage servers so that their music can be played through a Web browser or on a compatible Android mobile device.
The music service is still in closed beta, but Google has invited Google I/O attendees and a number of Xoom early adopters to participate in the testing process. We spent some hands-on time with the beta to see how it fares during real-world use. It performed reasonably well, allowing me to seamlessly stream uploaded music to my Nexus One handset over a 3G connection.