Developer Android Neal has been working on a new default music player for CyanogenMod 9. While CM9 isn’t ready for public consumption yet, the music player is ready to go and you can download and install it on any device running Android 4.0 or up. That includes devices running alpha or beta versions of CM9.
CyanogenMod is a custom version of Android based on the the open source code available for Google’s operating system.
The new music player adds a number of options that you won’t get from the music player Google ships with Android, including:
- Support for themes
- Gesture support
- Motion-based controls
- Search the Android Market for a currently playing song
- Share track info with social networks
- Set songs as ring tones
- Control music playback from the lock screen
While the app currently requires Android 4.0 and up to run, Neal plans to develop a version that will run on earlier versions of Android as well, although it may lose some of the features such as lock screen controls and notification controls.