After a few months of testing, the folks behind the Songbird music player for Google Android have dropped the beta label and officially launched Songbird 1.0 for Android.

The music player features an attractive design with a “now playing” drawer which you can swipe up from most screens int he music player to see album art and adjust your playback settings. It’s a lot like the Android notification bar which you can pull down from the top of the screen.

Songbird for Android also features Facebook and Flickr integration, letting you “like” a song, or view artist images from the Flickr photo sharing site. There’s also support for Last.fm scrobbling.

There’s a home screen widget that shows album art and audio controls, and a feature that lets you set a song as a ringtone on your phone.

The developers say that another feature that’s coming soon is a lock screen widget, allowing you to interact with the Songbird music player while music is playing just by hitting the power button, before you swipe to unlock your phone.

Songbird is available as a free download from the Android Market.

via Download Squad

Brad Linder

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