Last Updated: January 11th, 2011

If you're like me, you've been longing for cable-free syncing ever since you got your Android phone. Well, the wait has now ended, thanks to doubleTwist, otherwise known as the iTunes of Android devices.

Their latest update includes a handy new feature called AirSync, which does exactly what its name implies: it syncs your music, videos, and photos over the air. The desktop client and the regular Android app (both of which you'll need for AirSync to work) are still 100% free, but the AirSync feature itself will cost you $4.99 (on sale for $0.99 until 10,000 people download it).

Of course, such things rarely work properly out of the gate, so I decided to put AirSync to the test to find out if that's the case. How did it go? Pretty well, actually, though naturally, there are still a few issues that need to be ironed out, the most glaring of which is the fact that when music playback and wireless syncing are happening on the device simultaneously, the music often cuts out. Additionally, the actual syncing process wasn't the fastest, though this could have been a result of my relatively slow WiFi connection. So sure, it could be better, but it would be hard to complain about wireless syncing, especially when it comes at this low a cost. Overall? Double thumbs up, at least until Google cooks up something even better.

A quadruplet of screenshots awaits you below.

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Source: doubleTwist via TechCrunch

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • scottishwildcat

    I wish these sync apps would just leave the ITunes bit to iTunes, and stop trying to provide a half-baked iTunes lookalike desktop component. Sailing Media Sync ftw on that front, although I wish it synced other itunes metadata like play count too.

    • Westy

      From what I've read Media sync is difficult to use and has no auto-sync. UI doesnt look too good either.

      Double twist just needs to full develop the player and it will rock. They need to look at power amps features.

  • OFI

    It's now $1.99 on sale on the Market :-( better than $4.99 but I want the $0.99 price it must have VERY briefly been at!

  • Michael

    Does it support play count and rating transfer? i.e. playing a song on android will increment the play count on iTunes, and vice-versa.