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PowerAMP adds Ice Cream Sandwich playback and more

February 15, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



Remember when I said that PowerAmp had arrived to save Android users looking for a better music experience? Well, a lot has changed since then. More apps have emerged to provide stiffer competition, and some people have moved on to streaming services like Google Music or Spotify. But for anyone who still plays locally-stored music on their Android device, PowerAmp remains a must try.

The latest version of PowerAMP only amplifies the music player’s strengths. Available for $4.99 on Android 2.1 or higher devices, PowerAMP had some great behind-the-scenes improvements, including support for HTC Beats/SRS audio quality and more language support. It also improve support for Ice Cream Sandwich devices, including the long-awaited ability to control playback in the lockscreen.

The recent update bolstered PowerAMP’s position as one of the best music apps. It was already great to be able to have a built-in equalizer, download missing album art, support wireless headsets, scribbling, and have theme support so the app looks as good as you’d like. Not to mention that PowerAMP has a wide range of codecs and formats supported, including mp3, mp4/m4a, ogg, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc, aiff.


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I can show you better than I can tell you, so I figured we should do giveaway. The folks behind PowerAMP have agreed to issue a few complementary licenses for the premium app. Download the trial version for free from the Android Market, and then enter the contest by writing down your favorite new song in the comments below. We’ll randomly select winners on February 23, 2012 and notify them via email. (Be sure to leave a comment from a valid email address.)

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