Statistics we’ve just made up show that the perceived superiority of
Apple devices for storing, managing and playing MP3s is one of the
leading causes of iPhone envy. If you’re an Android user, there’s no
need to suffer in silence while your iPod- and iPhone-owning
counterparts wallow in glorious sound. The Android Market holds a
treasure trove of apps for music fans like you — apps that can do
everything from downloading free music to syncing your Android phone
Whether you want to manage multiple music libraries, stream tunes or jam to your playlists from a cool interface, we’ve got ten wonderful Android applications for you. As always, use the comments to let us know which great music-related Android apps we missed!
Rating: 5/5 stars, Price: FREE, Downloads: >250,000
Pandora is a perennial crowd favorite for fans of streaming audio. This app allows you to create personalized radio stations based on artists or songs you like. For example, if you like the Misfits, Pandora will stream music from the Misfits and other similar artists or songs. Current Pandora users can log in on their Android devices and have mobile access to all their saved stations.
Rating: 4/5 stars, Price: FREE, Downloads: 10,000-50,000
Rhapsody is hugely popular among Android users. This application gives users access to an enormous library of music for streaming, on-demand use. Users can also download MP3s they discover on Rhapsody. This app’s library includes around 9 million songs; subscribers (who pay $9.99 per month) get access to the entire catalog, including downloads and music videos. The app is still in beta, but future releases will include offline playback ability.