Owners of Android devices running under the 2.3 or newer flavors of the platform can now download and install an appealing new music player, called Apollo.The app is already popular among some users, since it has been included in the CyanogenMod custom ROM for quite some time now.
However, the app is now available for devices running under official flavors of Android as well, bringing a new style to users’ music collections, as its developer explains.
The app provides users with the possibility to easily pin shortcuts to the music they like to the homescreen, including albums, artists, genre or playlists.
Furthermore, it offers various customization options when it comes to themes and layouts, and also offers support for Lyrics and for local music management (edit, delete, etc.).
With Apollo, users are also provided with the possibility to mark songs as favorites and to perform searches using text or voice. Not to mention that they will be able to set songs as ringtones.
The features list of the app also includes automatic fetching of album and artist image, the ability to share music to social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and others.
Apollo will also provide users with features such as:
- Notification playback controls (Honeycomb+)
- Swipe between screens
- Headset controls
- Lockscreen widgets (Jellybean 4.2+)
- 4 widgets
- Gapless playback
- Plays most music formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.)
- Drag & drop playlists and queue
- Lockscreen controls (Ice Cream Sandwich+)
While all these capabilities might already seem highly appealing to Android users, it seems that the developer of the app is already planning more enhancements to the software.
Soon, users will benefit from support for tablet PCs, along with artist, album and concert info, Last.FM scrobbling, customizable widgets and notification controls, Google Dream support, and the possibility to specify music folders/directories.
The new Apollo music player for Android device can be downloaded from this page.