Android is something that can be rooted, hacked, and themed but there’s one app that has not been themed yet, the Music Player. The stock music player works alright, but for me lacked the “wow” factor that iTunes has for the iPhone. That was until I found a program called 3.
The first thing you’ll notice when you first start the program, is it’ll ask you if you want to find all the album art for the music on your phone. This is extremely nice because most of the good album art finders are at a cost, and this is totally free. With it finding the album art, another nice feature is the option of choosing the album art. You have the ability to long press on the album art and it will bring to you a selection menu that’ll give you choices and you can select the one that you like.
3 is the first music player that uses the 3D Graphics of the phone to present some eye candy while listening to music. In the program you have a few methods to deliver the way the music is presented to you.
The first is 3. This will give you a cube feel to selecting your music. If you selected the option for the app to find all the music art, you’ll find that on your cube the album art will appear and look so pretty.
The second option available is Wall. This will give you a flat representation of your music. when you select an album it’ll give you more of a 3D feel of the music wall.
And the last is boring. Which is just that, boring. It’s just text that you’d select for the song you’d want to hear – nothing real exciting here. Much like the feel of a generic MP3 player, this will be something you’d want if you want something that looks like stock. In which case, I would recommend using the stock music player.
- Finally a music player that looks great
- Free Album Art Finder
- This could easily replace the stock music player
- If you have a Ram Hack Rom this will run choppy (All 3D Suffers with RH)
- The album art is only used in this app, meaning it doesn’t embed the art in the MP3 file. So if you have to flash another rom, you’ll have to refind the art.
Special Note: The app name in the Market will soon be updated to 3. For now, search for ‘rockon’ to find this in the Market.
This is finally a music player that can compete with HTC Music. Try it out and you’ll find nothing but good things with this app.
Note: This review was submitted by Alan Reboli as part of our app review contest.