Custom Controls and Themes Added to CyanogenMod 9’s Music Player

The other day we brought to you a preview of CM9’s brand new launcher, Trebuchet. Well today we bring you news regarding CyanogenMod’s take on the stock music player. While Ice Cream Sandwich‘s music player is no slouch, the Cyanogenmod team is slated to have a host of features on top of those already there. The folks over at The Verge, were able to wrangle out the details on the music player by one of CM9’s developers, Andrew Neal.

There is a whole slew of customizations and features that make the music player that much more awesome. There will be a custom shake action feature that you can set up to go to the next song or play/pause for example. They will work through out the OS and even while the screen is off. You will see custom  notification area controls with the ability to add or subtract controls to your heart’s content. There will be an ability to search the Android Market, set ringtones, and you will see swipe-gestures through out. It’s also planned for a full theme engine addition that will allow you to customize both the look and feel of the app. 

There is no download for this yet, but you will see it in the full CM9 ROM. Those of you who want this without rooting your device are in luck as Neal is also planning to release an Android Market version sometime. I don’t know about you guys but I certainly look forward to seeing, and playing, with this music player on steroids.


[via The Verge]

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  • Walter

    Its going to be tricky to top my current fav, Poweramp

    • Anonymous

      It is not the purpose. Anyway.

      The purpose is a greatly featured open source music player for android. And be sure that it will have some unique stunning features.

  • Anonymous

    I start to hate more and more how your relay informations and I plan to unfollow you if such things continues to happen.

    The title says “Custom Controls and Themes Added to CyanogenMod 9′s Music Player” that is a lie because the Verge wrote that a theme engine WILL be implemented.

    You playing with word to drag visits. Than is bad.