We’ve gotten a ton of notices from our readers out there that Froyo and Pandora aren’t exactly playing nice, and this writer can confirm the issue. I’ve got an HTC Hero running CyanogenMod 6 (Froyo based custom ROM), and the Pandora quality has been awful. Others on different handsets and carriers, with official and unofficial updates, are reporting the same. Pandora has even been notified of the issue. Their response:
Froyo has a problem processing our AAC+ files. We have confirmed that this is an issue in the OS, and they should have it fixed in the next Android release.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
Pandora Listener Support
In other words, Pandora is throwing Google under the bus on the issue and leaving it up to the Android developers to fix the issue in the next iteration of Android. In my opinion, I can see this easily turning into a public argument between the two companies. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!