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Fresh Android Apps for May 11: Google Music, Kaspersky Mobile Security

by Ian Black

Big announcements coming out of the Google I/O Developer’s Conference include the public release of the Google Music Beta in the Android Market. Read about that and the new Kaspersky Mobile Security app below in today’s Fresh Android Apps.

Google Music (Free)

The idea behind this Google service is cloud music.

Upload your music collection to this service and Google will facilitate you playing it over any Android device or PC you have. You can stream to your phone or ask Google to download music to your device for listening offline. You can select music through a variety of ways including by individual songs, artists, or albums.

Remember, you must already own the music before this service has any value. Also, please note, this is currently in Beta in the Android Market and by invitation only. Try to get in on the fun by applying at

Kaspersky Mobile Security ($9.95)

Worried about all the personal information you store on your Android phone? Check out this new security app.

Kaspersky performs multiple security functions all within one app. You can lock or even wipe your lost Android phone just by sending a customized text message to it. Mark a contact as private and they’ll be no record of their calls or texts. Or, you can let this service scan your phone’s content – like downloads and other apps — for viruses.

Please note the app is quite expensive at about $10.