CyanogenMod 9 Music app released early

CyanogenMod 9 Music app released early
We've seen bits and pieces of the new app builds coming to CyanogenMod 9 recently, and now we've got another one. First, we saw the Trebuchet launcher for CM9 hit the Market, and now the CyanogenMod 9 Music app has been released, although it isn't in the Android Market just yet.

We already knew about what to expect from the CM9 Music app because the project was detailed by developer Andrew Neal. So, we knew that the new app would have gesture controls, a theme system, custom controls in the notification tray and more, but now we get to actually try it out. The app is definitely quite nice. As expected, it is built to mimic the stock Music app, but with some slight changes and enhancements. The first thing you'll notice is that you get more info on the screen than with the stock app, but fewer options for sorting your music. CM9's Music app has dropped the "Recent", "Songs" and "Genres" tabs that are featured in the stock Music app, but that seems like a nice streamlining choice to us. It is certainly nice to see the lockscreen player controls enabled in CM9's Music app as well.

Overall it's a nice music option, assuming of course you have music on your device. CM9's Music app can't connect to your Google Music cloud storage, so you have to have the songs on your phone. Another odd thing we found was that the menu button on ICS isn't on the main navigation screen, and you have to start playing a song to get the menu button.

If you want to give the new CM9 Music app a shot, just grab it from the download link and install it as you would any non-Market app.

source: Andrew Neal

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10 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Parsing error ...

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Why I see the same icon as the HTC unlocks boot loader news?

3. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Cause there is somtthing wrong with your eyes it's a little blue android ridding a skate board.

4. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

no, its the same icon as the bootloader unlock.

5. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

There is a problem parsing the pacage, you should indicate that it only works on ICS

7. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

It says CM9?

10. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

ya..so? it would still work on another ICS rom

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

Will try to flash cm9 on gs1 . Hope I dont brick my father's backup phone

9. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

thats impossible

8. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

So far I like it a lot, just as customizable as they said it would be. Can't wait for the full CM9. Already unlocked and rooted. =) Galaxy Nexus

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