It’s only been a few months since Winamp was released for Android, but the app has apparently been downloaded about 250,000 times and the first major update brought support for Shoutcast radio streams. Now the folks at Download Squad have the skinny on the next major update, which will bring a refined user interface and integration with Google Voice Search.

The Voice Search feature will let you change tracks by talking to your phone by speaking the name of a song or artist. You still have to fire up the Voice Search app and then choose Winamp from a pop-up list, which might not be the most convenient way to go if you’re using voice search while driving or while your phone is in your pocket, but it’s better than nothing.

Download Squad reports that the Winamp home screen features larger buttons and improved graphics. You can also move through a playlist or album by swiping to the left or right in the now playing list.

The app also provides localization for more countries and the app will apparently include some form of free music downloads.

Right now the latest version of Winamp for Android is still in the alpha testing phases, but it should be available from the Android Market in March.

Brad Linder

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