The Google Nexus One ships with a headset that you can use to listen to music or make phone calls. It also has a few hardware buttons that you can control music playback. But all you get is a play/pause button and forward and back buttons for skipping tracks.

If you want to fast forward, rewind, or control the volume, you’ll need to pull your phone out of your pocket, turn on the screen, and use the touchscreen controls. Or you can install RemoteVol, a new app that lets you control the volume using the headset.

Once installed, all you have to do is long-press on the previous track button go increase the volume and long-press the next track button to lower the volume.

The app works with the stock Android music player, but the developer plans to add support for HTC Sense.

Of course, you’ll need to use the default Google Nexus One headset for this app to work. Third party headphones need not apply.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...