According to the usual band of invisible anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal says Google's cooking up its own AirPlay rival. Are they? Probably!

According to the Journal, Google has a single "entertainment system" in mind, which would download and sling songs to Google-made speakers. So, something along the lines of a Sonos system? According to anonymous sources, the "entertainment system" will be out "later this year."


The rumor makes sense: with Android, Google has tablet and phone offerings, just like Apple, along with its own music store, just like Apple. What they lack is a way of beaming all of that music to speakers and boxes around your house—which Apple very much has, and makes playing music on iOS a hell of a lot of fun. So we'll "wait until then" to "see if it happens," but "don't be surprised if it does." [WSJ]