Google had a fair bit to announce yesterday what with all the Nexuses and Android 4.2 and all that, but it also detailed a new Google Music scan-and-match service, while will let you store all your digital music in the cloud, accessible free of charge.
Available from November 13, it's also that rarest of things – a Google service that's coming to Europe first before the US, with the new add-on set to be part of the deal when Google Music finally goes live in the UK.
Google's iTunes equivalent will officially start selling music locally in a fortnight, and will be pre-installed on the newly announced Nexus devices as a native service on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Google Music will allow music fans in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain to buy tracks directly from their Android devices or their PC, though we're still waiting for the all-important price-per-track, which could make or break the service for many potential users.
What we do know, however, is that Google Music will offer an iTunes Match-like feature, which will scan your digital music library and make any tracks it recognises available to you on your own personalised cloud-based account.
You'll get a quota of up to 20,000 songs free of charge (a privilege others will charge you upwards of £20 a year for), and you'll be able to play back your tunes on any web-connected device at up to 320kbps quality.