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This week’s top stories: Google Play Music store shuts down, Carl Pei leaves OnePlus, more

In this week’s top stories: Google officially shuts down music sales in the Play Store, Carl Pei leaves OnePlus, Google Camera 8.0 can be installed on older Pixels, and more.

Google Play Music took another large step toward being shut down this week, with the Google Play Store app fully removing the ability to buy music. Previously, you could buy songs to listen to within Play Music or download as MP3s for your favorite player.

Looking ahead, Play Music will lose the ability to stream content around the world later this month. Google will keep Play Music playlists, uploads, purchases, likes, and other data until December to give users a chance to migrate to YouTube Music using the transfer tool. All data will be removed after that.

While OnePlus fans eagerly awaited news of the latest phone from the company with the OnePlus 8T, another interesting bit of news was brewing. Starting out in credible rumors before being formally confirmed, it was discovered this week that OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company, following rumors of a dispute between Pei and fellow co-founder Pete Lau.

In any case, it’s hard not to be impressed by what Pei did in his time at OnePlus. The company, not-so-subtly backed by BBK and Oppo, started out in relative obscurity and quickly grew on the backs of enthusiast-focused devices with affordable prices and top-of-the-line specs. In the past few years, the prices have gone way up, but the phones have also gotten increasingly better. The OnePlus 8 Pro from earlier this year, for example, finally nailed the flagship experience.

On the Google Pixel side of news this week, the Pixel 5 began reaching customers’ hands which has also meant that the latest Google Camera

Article source: https://9to5google.com/2020/10/17/top-stories-google-play-music-store-shuts-down-carl-pei-leaves-oneplus/

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