Xbox 360 overseer J Allard ran the project, codenamed "Argo," staffed with Xbox and MSN Music Store developers who worked on "Alexandria", finalized as Zune Marketplace. The second-generation Zune 4, 8, and 80 were manufactured by Flextronics.
Both products were later united under the Zune brand name in the U. In this generation the touch-sensitive Zune Pad was introduced.
The Zune entertainment software platform and supporting products designed and marketed by Microsoft include Zune Marketplace Software, the Zune Social, Windows 7 Media Center (Podcasts only) and Xbox 360 (TV & Movies).
Zune Marketplace Software offers music, TV shows, movies, podcasts, and music videos.
The Zune 4 and 8 come with a USB connection cord and basic headphones.