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Best Alternative Music Players for Android

Nov 02, 2011, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"MixZing: Deemed as the most advanced music player for Android, MixZing comes packed with an amazing number of features you won't normally expect from a mobile app. Besides letting you play and manage your music, MixZing also tidies up your library by finding missing metadata like album art, song name and artist name for your tracks.When you start playing a track, MixZing allows you to lookup info for the current artist and song from various sources like Wikipedia and Google. Moreover, you can also find lyrics for the song without leaving the app. Another great thing about MixZing is that it lets you play OGG files, making it the perfect app for open format enthusiasts. With an equalizer, sleep timer, tag editor and a Genius-like music recommendation engine, MixZing undoubtedly is one of the best music apps out there for Android. MixZing is freely (with ads) available for download from the marketplace. For an ad-free experience, you can upgrade to the paid version.

"Songbird: The only open source application on this list is Songbird. This free application comes with a lot of great features you'll already find on its desktop counterpart. Songbird comes with a clean and beautiful interface allowing users to find and play their favorite songs easily. If you use the desktop application, you can sync Songbird between your computer and smartphone without any hassles. When compared to other music players, Songbird does include some unique features that make it stand apart from the crowd. For example, Songbird integrates tightly with popular web services like Last.fm, Flickr, and even Facebook. What's more, the app also includes matching homescreen widgets, Bluetooth car audio support, and podcasts support, making it the perfect open source replacement to the default music application. Songbird is completely free and open source and is available for download from the Android Marketplace."

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