Microsoft’s music service codenamed “Woodstock” will be previewed at this year’s E3 conference, a new report suggests.
According to The Verge, sources tell them that the Redmond, Washington-based software giant will “offer a sneak peek at its Zune replacement during E3 2012”.
This marks a further departure from the Zune, which is slated to be replaced by Woodstock.
Citing unnamed sources, The Verge said that Woodstock will be able to stream music, much like Spotify.
It will also reportedly be cross-platform compatible so it should work among Microsoft products like the Xbox and the Windows 8 operating system.
Furthermore, cross-platform compatibility of Woodstock also reportedly includes Windows Phone – Microsoft’s mobile operating system – and iOS and Android, the mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft rivals Apple and Google.
As for features, The Verge says that Woodstock will have an iTunes Match-like feature.
Meanwhile, apart from the Woodstock preview, Microsoft is said to not be announcing new hardware for the Xbox gaming system, the report notes.
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