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Friday, 4 March 2011

Music Apps for Android: Is this Android’s Achilles heel?


The Android built-in Music playing app isn’t the best music app in the world of smartphones, far from it, its probably one of the worst. The Android platform has a really exiting future but whilst its browser, device-agnostic versatility and all round app coolness are positives the music player it has been argued is a negative feature. Music playing abilities have been hampered by Android, also the lack of decent headphones with Android smartphones is another issue which irritates Android fans. But Android version by version have been making Android music player better. But what else is available?

But what are the best Music apps available on the Android Market or on the web? Lets look at five apps which are popularly believed to bet the best music apps for the  Android platform.

1) PowerAMP

Its based on the classic WinAMP music player on Windows which was one of the best music applications in PC history but what’s great about PowerAMP is that it brings this sense of innocence and sleekness to Android – No premium membership or streaming just music plain and simple. To get PowerAMP please visit the Android market or visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.maxmpz.audioplayer&feature=search_result

2) MortPlayer Music BETA Player

MortPlayer has a unique selling point which is it does not use metadata tags to sort and catalogue music. It simply organises music  on a folder basis. Which means if your music tastes are somewhat weird or eclectic and the cover art cannot be found or musician’s name cannot be detected then MortPlayer is the music player for you. Please visit the Android Market on your phone or visit: https://market.android.com/details?id=de.stohelit.folderplayer

3) RockPlayer Lite

RockPlayer is my favourite media player; It’s music player is brilliant it plays all sorts MP3 to Digital Amazon downloads its brilliant. Again this, like MortPlayer, does not organise using metadata tags but opts for folder categorisation. It’s a very simple and easy to navigate application. Its free but its well worth the ten dollar investment to purchase the full version. To download Rockplayer visit: http://www.rockplayer.com/index_en.html

4) BoomBoxoid Music Player HQ

Is an intelligent app; it scans cover art to smart cataloguing of apps it is a temperamental beast though, with many people having had problems with music files disappearing of being deleted. But I have trialled it for three weeks without problem. To download BoomBoxoid please visit: https://market.android.com/details?id=qodeSter.beatbox.media.flash&feature=search_result

5) SpotIfy

SpotIfy is a really cool new music app. With the birth of the Android device-agnostic platform which has given rise to the practical application of cloud-computing in daily life (where data/programs are stored elsewhere and accessed as and when required) which SpotIfy totally encapsulates. Spotify is not about copying music to your phone, far from it, it streams music from the SpotIfy website. You build playlists and can listen to any song you can think of. Its a premium service which costs £9.99 a month. But the plus side of this is that you can use this service when your offline. If your interested in this app please visit Spotify’s website for information: http://www.spotify.com/uk/new-user/

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