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Mog Android app update w/Facebook integration

According to an e-mail from them, Mog has released an update to their Android app that includes full Facebook integration as well as various bug fixes and so on.  If you do NOT want your Facebook friends to constantly see what you’re listening to you’d better check this out carefully!

I’ve just downloaded it and will let you know if there are any major changes of note.

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Major Napster mobile app release; mog android bugfix release

Mog just put out a bugfix release for their Android client, which is always welcome, but the big news is Napster has put out a major release for both their iOS and Android apps simultaneously.

This new release includes a welcome redesign of their Now Playing queue, as well as some nice new touches throughout the app.  Follow the link to the release notes above for more details.

The BIGGEST news by far: they now let you fast forward and rewind through a song. Their competition have had this feature for awhile (although with mixed success in terms of reliability), so this is a huge addition for Napster, and fills in what I considered the biggest gap in their mobile clients’ capabilities.

Additional welcome new features include easier access to metadata for artists including new releases, similar artists, and biographical info. 

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Big release for Rhapsody on Android

Rhapsody has just released v2.1.1 for Android and it’s a BIG one.  They’re being surprisingly quiet about it so far, but I assume they’ll make a bigger deal about it soon. 

The biggest news: Higher bit rate streaming to the Android client!!!.  This is significant because one advantage the newer services like Mog and Rdio have had over the old guard like Rhapsody and Napster is better bit rates.  

Well, now Rhapsody can stream 192 kbps AAC on lots of songs in its library.  It’s still not 100%, but the bump in quality is noticeable with a good pair of headphones or speakers.  (The songs will be marked ‘HQ’ when you listen to them)

A full list of changes from the Android Market release notes:

What’s in this version:

  1. High-quality streaming and downloads (192k AAC)
  2. Support for Android Shortcuts and Folders
  3. Android “Listen to…” support in the Google Quick Search box. Tap the microphone and say “Listen to…” followed by the name of an artist
  4. New and improved Album and Artist screens for Music Guide and My Library
  5. From the Queue, can now save to an existing playlist
  6. Adding an album to a new playlist populates suggested playlist name
  7. Resolved issues with Various Artists in My Library
  8. Bug fixes

A couple other more notable-than-usual features include the ability to place shortcuts directly to specific playlists as well as better Album and Artist screens.

All Rhapsody Android users should get this immediately!

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Rhapsody Android appearance boost

Rhapsody has come out with version 2.1 for Android, and with this release they *finally* have a widget to make simple play queue control possible without actually having to bring up the app.

They’ve also given it a much needed facelift with sharper looking graphics for higher resolution displays and some other nice interface tweaks that make it feel much less stodgy than it did before. 

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Napster release for Android

Napster has a new release for Android that includes the following new capabilities:

  • Saved Playlists now automatically sync with the Napster cloud.  This will let you save individual songs to a playlist on your device.
  • You can now delete playlists using the Napster app by swiping a playlist to see the delete button.
  • They have a new ‘Related Artists’ featuer for music discovery available on every artist screen.

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