Leaked Android Music App Hints Honeycomb UI Overhaul
A leaked version of an upcoming Music player application (most likely part of Android Honeycomb – rumored to be released in March 2011) is available for download and you can take it for a test drive but don’t expect a flawless experience just yet.
Hinted with the occasion of Google I/O 2010, the new Music application gives us a couple of details regarding Google’s next version of Android mobile OS, Honeycomb. First of all, the user interface has been redesigned (which is a late but welcome addition to the Music player) and it’s much closer to Froyo’s Gallery for Picture playback. The next gen Music player’s most anticipated feature is the wireless sync (pretty much like Windows Phone 7‘s capability of syncing content from the PC to the Device wirelessly) and there’s even a non-operational iteration bundled with this leak.
UI-wise, the Music application has landscape support as well as a neat feature which changes the background upon media being played. There are also some on-screen buttons which could testify to Honeycomb being a more tablet-oriented OS. Nevertheless, it’s good to see the application running on a phone as this strongly hints that Google is thinking global with the new release. Check out the video below and feel free to give the app a try — following the source link — as long as you accept that it is buggy as a beta release:
Source: XDA Developers
Via: Android Police