The developers of the Songbird music app for Android have released a new beta which adds support for creating and editing playlists among other features. Songbird for Android has been available since January, but while the first beta versions offered decent apps for sorting your tracks and playlists, you couldn’t actually crate new playlists on your phone.

The new beta also adds a settings menu, allowing you to select Songbird as your device’s default music app, enable notifications letting you know when a new song begins, and enabling or disabling scrobbling support.

You can also now set a song as a ringtone, and Songbird now has improved support for headsets with buttons.

I’m still impressed with just how light weight Songbird for Android is. The app weighs in at just 1.39MB on my Google Nexus One, but it offers a full-featured music player along with bonus features such as Facebook and Flickr integration for “liking” songs or viewing artist photos.

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

Brad Linder

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