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Pandora for Android gets massive update

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Pandora for Android gets massive update
Lyrics can be displayed when available

Lyrics can be displayed when available

Pandora for Android allows you to hear your favorite artists and others who are similar in style. It's like you took over as the programmer for a a radio station playing nothing but your favorite tunes.  The app was in need of a major, ahem, tune-up (get it? tune as in tunes as in music, ah never mind...) and  Pandora obliged. If you think that the new UI looks more Androidy, to coin a word, you'd be right as the app now follows Google's UI guidelines.

Some of the changes include a blue and white color theme, larger album covers (more on the covers later) and with the reworked song history, you can review, rate or bookmark songs you've previously played. And the album covers can now be minimized to reveal artist bios, song lyrics, similar artists and songs, and the features of the track that put it on the play list of your personal radio station.

If you liked Pandora on Android before, you're really going to love it now. You can download the updated Pandora for free from the Google Play Store.

source: GooglePlayStore, MobileBurn

Screenshots from updated Pandora app for Android
Screenshots from updated Pandora app for Android
Screenshots from updated Pandora app for Android

Screenshots from updated Pandora app for Android



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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 14:18 4

1. tidus28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


hopefully its finally as good as pandora on an iphone

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 14:48 5

2. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Same app isn't it? Or are you just being a stuffy cr@pple customer?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 16:06

7. beefsupreme (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


No, the android version is garbage because it always cuts off the ends of songs. The few times I've used the apple version I've never had that problem.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 18:01 2

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


No it doesn't. xD I use it all the time.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:10 1

9. tidus28 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Feb 2012)


its the same app just doesnt work as smooth the android version takes 30 seconds just to lead the next song when you hit next

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 17:57 4

10. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


Mine doesn't take 30 seconds, closer to 3-5 seconds, but I'm on VZW 4G LTE, so that might be a network difference, not an app issue.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 21:04

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


the android one previously did not show the amount of time of the track like the ios app did-- idk if it does now either i have not downloaded the new one-- but this really annoyed me

but the apple one had some more features and was slightly easier to use

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 15:01 1

3. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


People still use pandora?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 15:27 6

4. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I use it every night at the gym. Am I behind the times?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 19:07 2

12. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


I know I do because I'm too lazy to pick what I want to hear lol pandora just does it for me =)

posted on 26 Aug 2012, 21:53

16. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Pandora is awesome. You sir suck!

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 15:36

5. GoBears (Posts: 384; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Pandora is great. It's all I listen to anymore.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 15:57

6. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Is it better than Slacker radio?

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 21:07

14. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Not really. Kind of a preference thing though; which interface you find most accessible and which tune cycle matches your tastes.

Rhapsody blows them both away....but not free. Shrug.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 16:21 1

8. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)


I'd say it looks more "Facebooky" than "Androidy"..

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 23:28

15. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I have tried ALL the major music services, and Pandora is the worst, Slacker is the best followed by Spotify, rhapsody was good, I'm thinking of axing Hulu+ and subscribing to rhapsody again, mog was meh, Sony music unlimited is OK.

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