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Download: Honeycomb Music Player from Google I/O

Hello Monday night treat!  XDA member johnnie93 somehow got his hands on what appears to be the Honeycomb music player that was featured last May at Google I/O.  It’s super colorful, appears to have streaming music features built in, and fits the “new UI” that is rumored to be coming with the next OS version.  If this is any indication of what we can expect with Android 3.0 (2.4?) then add me to the list of super excited people.  While this app isn’t fully working, you can see where Google is going with it and now we’ll just have to sit back and wait for this music service to be announced.  Awesome.  

*For ALL users.

Download:  com.google.android.music-1.apk

Instructions:

1.  Download the file from above.
2.  When it finishes, tap on and hit install.
3.  Enjoy!

Cheers Wade!


Source: XDA

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  • Works for me on OG Droid on CM7 RC4. Downloaded via pc and pushed onto phone using adb install.

  • installed on my Evo its excellent, equalizer should be added, can still tell it has many bugs it freezes alot

  • looks like the music player I had on my Fascinate.

  • can we get this in a zip file?

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  • Antintyty

    how do i delete the old music player?

  • E_estrada17

    cant install on Samsung Fascinate: error message: “There is a problem parsing the package.”

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  • Vinzky

    guys try to google MIUI music player. it's an awesome music player for android. I tried and like it so much. not as good as poweramp but it has some features that are awesome…mainly option to automatic download of lyrics/pic album.

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  • JC

    Installing this adds an option for “Music Sync” under where your gmail account is in the “Accounts and Syncing” section of settings. I wonder if a pc program is being developed for this, possibly along side picasa? Maybe someone can find out what the phone is tryin to sync to and write a program to temporarily share/sync and a stream music until google releases it.

  • Spitfirefrenzy

    anyone know if the streaming music features are functional with this apk or do they not work yet till the official release?

  • Asdrsa5
  • download not successful. D1 🙁

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  • marleyinoc

    Downloaded with xscope, clicked open, installed fine D1 CM n226

  • rgrh88
  • I love this honeycomb player.. but I am expecting an equalizer in final build. .:)

  • Ertreystu
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  • Aaron Vail

    Won't install in D1! Getting the message “Application Not Installed”

  • I have it working on my Droid X running GummyJAR, works pretty well except when I try to scroll through the library while it is playing the currently playing track will stutter.

  • Dsgamecube

    Problem parsing the package

  • doesn't recognize 95% of my songs, calls them B1, B2, B3 etc and they dont play

  • Aaron Rodgers

    the shuffle all option doesn't work.

  • Asdrsa5
  • JW

    No luck keep getting app failed to install on my OG Droid.

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  • Scotig

    Not working on my original Moto Droid – parsing error.

    • warren peace

      Download to your desktop then move to your sd card, no folder. Then run it, should be fine

  • Is there an easier way than dragging down the notification bar and clicking the song that's playing to get to the current song playing screen?

    And for those of you who are wondering, there are now lock screen controls (Droid Incredible).

  • warren peace

    Can't add songs to playlists. I get “addtoplaylist not implemented”. Anyone else?

  • HQZ

    I love where they are going with it, especially when searching through your album/songs in landscape (put it at a 45 degree angle and see what you get ; P ).

  • works great on my dx

  • Great App. Its beautiful and effective. CM 6.1.2 D1. I didn't lose my stock music app but i backed it up and uninstalled it to keep the new one as my main. Going to play with it for a while. Lockscreen controls work fine too.

    • garbagedick

      can you post a vid showing the lockscreen controls?

  • viewthis66

    nice. a smidge glitchy, but nice. love the genre tab. better than the froyo stock player. i wish the widget would have been updated. weird that it wasn't. should have been a clear one or something you can customize.

  • Ryan C

    how can you uninstall it? can you just uninstall upgrades like with the Facebook app?

    • Mr. Steve

      If you install this it intalls a separate new music app that's different from the stock music app. So to uninstall it you just uninstall this new music app like you would any other app. This is how it is on my stock Droid 2, it might be different on an HTC Sense phone or a stock android phone.

      • Ryan C

        well i have a stock OG Droid but when i go to install it, it doesnt say install, it only says upgrade or uninstall. so when i click upgrade it says “This is a system app and will replace the current one installed” So this leads me to believe that it will replace the 2.2.1 music app with this new one and you cant really uninstall it or uninstall the upgrade.? maybe im wrong. im just wondering because i keep getting the “Low on space” notification, so if i dont want it (cause i just wanna check it out) i'll have to uninstall a different app to make room

  • Santee Lopez

    Dident work for my original droid 2.2.1

  • gsynyc

    I have same issue, it won't install for me either “Application not Installed”

  • garbagedick

    i hope someone can make it so it can be installed as a secondary music app for non-rooted devices

    • Mr. Steve

      It installed as a separate secondary music app, like PowerAmp, on my non-rooted Droid 2.

      • garbagedick

        i have a stock OG droid 2.2.1, the app would need to be edited to be named something like music2 for us to be able to have it not try to just upgrade the current player, which isn't supported anyway

  • Tshawbeyonce

    How do we get it to work on stock Droid 1? I'm getting a won't install…. help a brother out!!!!

    • MOTOX

      Go on to the site on your computer…download it. Put it on your desktop. Then sync the droid to your computer or mac…i have a mac…then drag it to your sd card randomly….not in a folder…then unplug or eject it from a mac…go to your sd card…on my droid x i have files….lets me see everything…its an app that came with the phone….dont know about the droid 1….try to install it…if not honestly..im not sure….it is buggy i can tell you that…so maybe that's why…

  • Jamie

    Not sure why everyone is having troubles, download link worked great.app installed just fine. New music app works great. Like the new look. I have the original droid as well.very happy.. Cheers. If you' re still having problems, try rebooting. That frequently solves many different issues for me.

  • MOTOX

    Does anyone have album artwork for picitures….every single one of mine display just the regular cd as if they had none….also its so hard to get back to pause a song after u leave the main page with the controls….

    • Juanepsteinus

      I used Cover Art Download from the Market.

    • Mr. Steve

      I use Album Art Grabber to get the album artwork, it has the artwork for about 96% of my albums.

  • CivilDroid

    Off topic here…but is anyone unable to view the mobile site for Droid life on their phones? I keep clicking the tab at the bottome of the page but it kicks me to the full version everytime? WTF? The Android LIfe site works in Mobile version btw.

    • Droidalicious

      Im not having that issue but droid life app isnt show the text..it shows all the article titles and thats it..strange

      • JohnnyBananas

        Mine works fine..

    • Cgearhart

      Same here.

  • Juanepsteinus

    Running nicely on my OG Droid with BB. Especially since this a work in progress.

  • “there is a problem parsing the package” …uh, what?

  • Aaron Rodgers mustache

    Widget still sucks. But it sounds great, and is a great improvement. Any idea how I can get my Beatles album art to work? I have the jpg of the album art in the music folder, but no dice.

  • Beng8686

    Listening to the Gay Fish, eh?

  • g00ber

    even with the UI overhaul the widget is still the same wth man.

  • pixelsyndicate

    So far so good on an un-rooted Droid X. One thing I noted is that it doesn't show the pause/play screen buttons on the Lock screen.

    • Dinofan01

      did you lose your stock music app though?

      • Mr. Steve

        I didn’t on my Droid 2.

      • Anonymous

        No, the stock one runs along side: heres a screenshot of the choice you make when you open a music fileScreenshot of two competing Music Apps.. the stop one (com.android.music) is the stock music player. The 2nd is the Gingerbread version – You get a choice which to use as they run side-by-side – Uploaded by DROID™

      • Anonymous

        No, the stock one runs along side: heres a screenshot of the choice you make when you open a music fileScreenshot of two competing Music Apps.. the stop one (com.android.music) is the stock music player. The 2nd is the Gingerbread version – You get a choice which to use as they run side-by-side – Uploaded by DROID™

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  • Does it find album art?

    • Jager07

      Nope.

      • Jager07

        (At least it wouldn't for me, although the screenshot appears to display album art.)

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  • frankandsimple

    does not see any of my music files installed on my phone storage.

    • g00ber

      since when can we store music on the internal memory?

      • frankandsimple

        dude.. the phone has almost 6 GB of internal storage available for our use.. that is where I have my music stored.. which is easily read by the htc music player..
        this one does not read it from the internal memory.
        You have to enable usb debugging to see the phone's internal memory mounted on the PC.

  • picaso86

    for some reason I cant installed it… “package issue” .. WTF!

  • digipimp

    So far it's working perfect on my OG Droid – rooted running BB 0.6.1 OC'd to 1100. I grabbed it here http://www.multiupload.com/GD8… because I got the parse error with the file from the link above too.

  • no luck here on my stock D1, i get response “Application not installed”

    • Agaxiola01

      same issue

    • ice2097

      same

    • Megamanfan3

      I got the same issue. I hope there's a fix for this soon.

      • MansterRock

        Download with SkyFire browser…..I had no luck same downloading with stock and dolphin….Download from skyfire worked.

        • ice2097

          I just tried from skyfire, it didnt work either. Do you have a stock D1 MansterRock?

        • ice2097

          I just tried from skyfire, it didnt work either. Do you have a stock D1 MansterRock?

    • DeAnna

      I am getting the same error on my stock D1; I have tried using every browser out there and have tried downloading on my computer and then dragging the file over to my Droid. It’s just not working 🙁

    • DeAnna

      I am getting the same error on my stock D1; I have tried using every browser out there and have tried downloading on my computer and then dragging the file over to my Droid. It’s just not working 🙁

  • Theantt21

    Problem parsing the package – OG droid

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  • Kfath1978

    Getting “Problem parsing” error after download.

    • ajbattaglia83

      Same here…

      • g00ber

        try downloading it from a pc instead of the phone.

  • r0landct

    Reminds me of an updated layout of the 3D gallery that's been out forever. Not saying that is bad, but just saying it makes me wonder if they just been putting off the 3.x UI refresh for quite some time in order to get 2.x ironed out first with all the devices and carriers.
    While I don't think fragmentation is the bogeyman that Android haters make it out to be, it is likely slowing down progress for updates with all the required updating. Again I'm not complaining as I enjoy the choice of devices and carriers, but the biggest new “feature” that they can bring to 3.x is a more streamlined update process between Google, vendors and the carriers.

  • Richard

    doesn't work for OG droid, un-rooted at that…

  • real buggy and stutters on my OG Droid (rooted)

  • QPHALO

    Ok, so still no working mobile theme for droid-life, only android-life? Am I missing something?

    • Nxus1ne

      nope, broken here too

      • QPHALO

        Has anyone told Kellex?

    • jiggaman508

      Broken here too

  • Fawzi94

    Megaupload sucks….use mediafire

    • Anonymous

      People always say this whenever kellex does all this hard work. Do you want the free app or not?

  • OG_Fanboy

    Can't install on the stock OG droid and I've tried all of the methods suggested. Goes through everything and then says application was not installed.

  • OMG i just want to know if this APP works only on ROOTED devices….. i have a brand new nexus one out of the box with froyo 2.2.1

    • g00ber

      i have a nonrooted droid 2 and it worked without a hitch

    • Josh

      You have a “Brand new Nexus 1”?? Why not get a Nexus S?! lol

  • 824mkII

    Works on ApeX 1.3.0 Gingerbread ROM but didn't overwrite the original music player …so I'm receiving a “Use the following for this action…” box every time I go to click on an item in the new music player. I can do a 'set as default' action but is there a way to easily overwrite or remove the original app?

    • QPHALO

      yeh, set as default.

  • Shaun

    I know this is obviously an early build, but hopefully they improve the landscape functionality. It looks terrific, but there's no obvious way to switch between song/album/artist view. I use my phone as my primary source of music in the car, and most of the time I just pick a song and let it shuffle through my whole library. No apparent way to do that in this build without first having the phone in portrait. I do LOVE being able to swipe side to side between songs/album/artist view in portrait, though. Very intuitive.

  • Fl13dl1c3

    doesn't install on my nexus one 🙁 running everything stock too

  • MOTOX

    where are the above pics with the check marks from choosing streaming from?the first 2? are they from io?

  • also…. what is JumperTest?? Anybody know? Its a part of this new music app.

    • MOTOX

      yah i saw that too…but i have an app called jumper so i just thought it was part of that…lme test it

      • QPHALO

        Yeh, I clicked that one and then also the one all the way to the right side, then it started working.

        • Anonymous

          Yah it can’t be…the jumper test…i have no idea what its for but yah the library options needs a pc/mac app to use it with…

    • MOTOX

      WHOLY CRAP….click it….its the music streaming serivice…go to the last tab….it has ur gmail…i clicked it…it asks for request for permission…but i went back and still don't know what it does…import local media and start peer say there doing stuff but i dont see anything different,,test i dono what it does and the menu button on ur device does nothing…

  • I'm guess the streaming will work with the “Streaming” service they have been talking about for the past year that hasn't been launched yet. Not so sure on how I feel about the “cloud” music service.

  • MOTOX

    how do u get to that page with the options and check marks? i cant find that anywhere…

    • g00ber

      click the menu key and select library options i believe

  • rebith75

    Why is the gingerbread keyboard and music player not working on droid 2, says it can't unpack or parse or something, anyone figure this out on d2?

    • Garland1983

      Try downloading it to a pc then transferring (I used awesomedrop). I had the same issue on the Droid 1. Works now though

    • BIGGDOGG76

      BECAUSE OG DROID IS STILL BETTER

      • lol ur dumb. what does that have to do with it?

    • Joster2609

      I had the same problem on droid x and all i did was go to google and search for honeycomb music player. Then i cicked on android police download and it worked perfect. But you will have to go to manage apps on your phone and stop running the stock music app. If u dont do that it wont work

  • rebith75

    Droid 2 please

  • Joster2609

    I have never been so happy to be a droid x owner! I just downloaded a gingerbread launcher and gingerbread keyboard and now the honeycomb music player, which is awesome by the way:) All i need now is a black notification bar and i will be thrilled

    • Sudoscientist

      BlackmodZ by Onyx Concepts for all rooted/blurred 2.2 ROMs

    • You should install the most recent (3.6?) Tranquility ROM and then you will be thrilled as a DX owner. Best of Gingerbread w/ a hint of Honeycomb 🙂 Plus BLUR is optional!!!

    • You should install the most recent (3.6?) Tranquility ROM and then you will be thrilled as a DX owner. Best of Gingerbread w/ a hint of Honeycomb 🙂 Plus BLUR is optional!!!

  • Hodgewdm

    Won't download on my rooted D1

    • Garland1983

      See my comment to Rebith above…. I'm running LFY and it works for me.

  • UncleChanBlake

    Beautiful, but the song playing stutters horribly when I scroll through my playlist.

  • Wmsco51

    IIt looks cool but more energy put into making a built in equalizer would be a much better effort. Mp3s and ipods have them. Then add these features.

    • themiracle2012

      Dsp manager. Look it up. It's out there.

      • Wmsco51

        Thanks did look it up and seams as though a lot of problems. It just seem to me Google needs to put it in android settings to make android complete.

  • wow didnt expect to see some Maxwell up there…. im about to check this out. looks interesting

  • frankandsimple

    does find my music stored on the phone storage.. even though HTC's music app is able to.. whats up/?

  • jasons_waxxx

    Sorry Google,
    POWERAMP FTW…

    Maxim could teach you a thing or two about how to craft a great music player.

    Still this music.apk is still a better music app than the current one…
    That's for sure!

    • I agree POWERAMP is awesome, but I do not think its worth the 5.99 that they want for it.

      • Anonymous

        I use my music player practically every day, so finding one that works was important to me. I thought the price was a bit steep myself, until I contacted the developer about an issue I was having, and he got back to me within the HOUR. We exchanged a few emails and got the issue fixed perfectly. After that last email i went right back and purchased the premium version. $6 for a high quality app from a dev that actually actively tries helping customer? A very small price to pay.

        • Anonymous

          It finds the album art for your songs. On the stock player most of my music is just blank. Boring

      • Anonymous

        I use my music player practically every day, so finding one that works was important to me. I thought the price was a bit steep myself, until I contacted the developer about an issue I was having, and he got back to me within the HOUR. We exchanged a few emails and got the issue fixed perfectly. After that last email i went right back and purchased the premium version. $6 for a high quality app from a dev that actually actively tries helping customer? A very small price to pay.

  • thebluegod

    Hooray for Kanye! 😀

    • Jamerson90

      Yo man, Imma let you finish, Imma let you finish but my girl Beyonce makes the best music videos out there.

      • Get error parsing the file OGD running MIUI Rom 11.27

        • Jamerson90

          Try downloading it from my dropbox. It just had a problem downloading the file http://db.tt/FcsVD9h

    • Jamerson90

      Yo man, Imma let you finish, Imma let you finish but my girl Beyonce makes the best music videos out there.

  • rjholla2003

    What features are not working yet?

    • kellex

      Streaming is all I can find.

      • kimir

        doesn't work at all on my eris

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  • masterxchief

    Looks nice. Is there equalizer?

    • kellex

      Not finding one.

      • masterxchief

        That's a shame. I will be sticking with Poweramp.

        • E2icnathan

          i was really hoping there would be an equalizer cuz my parents wont let me buy stuff on the android market and my trial ended :[

          • Whatisthis

            dude, you kidding? just sideload the app.

          • E2icnathan

            whats sideload? ahhaa sorry im pretty new to this stuff

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          • E2icnathan

            ohhhh ahhaha coool thanks 😀 i didnt know i could use a visa gift card x] and i got one for christmas so yayy 😀

          • StephanC

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          • E2icnathan

            ahahah okk thanks for the advise 😀

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