22
Jun
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Poweramp is one of the most popular music players on Android, with over 10 million downloads and a feature set that blows the default media player out of the water.

Now, after four months of waiting, an update has been released that strengthens it even further, bringing support for action bars in Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC One X users will be glad to hear that they can now use Poweramp on their phones as well, although HTC Sound Enhancement doesn't work on the One X just yet.

Poweramp 2.0.6 001 Poweramp 2.0.6 002 Poweramp 2.0.6 003

Poweramp 2.0.6 006 Poweramp 2.0.6 004 Poweramp 2.0.6 005

You can find the full change log below, and if you already own the app you can download this latest update from the Play store right now.

Full Changelog for 2.0.6-build-505

- improved notification controls
- added HTC Sound Enhancement support (HTC FX @ Tone/Vol screen, doesn't work on HTC One X)
- German (thanks to Vincent T.)
- Italian (thanks to Luigiantonio Calò)
- Spanish (thanks to Luis Gallón, Jose Martin)
- Chinese Traditional (thanks to Jane Zhang, KaiChing Chang)
- HTC One X support
- Meizu MX support
- support for Dolby effect on HTC DHD
- settings revamp
- action bars support for Honeycomb/ICS
- additional action bars options for ICS
- improved build-in skins for tablets
- background folders scan
- additional scanning options
- improved multiple storages scan
- folders/library layout improvements
- a bit sharper icons
- large widget now spans whole screen on Galaxy Note
- added workaround for rare Samsung CPU related crash
- few other bug fixes and improvements

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • Patrick Lyddy

    Does this connect to Google Play Music yet? I thought the API for that was out. No?

    • Sean

      AFAIK, the only API available for play music is that unofficial one.

      • Patrick Lyddy

        Thank you both. Yeah, I guess I'll just have to wait then...

    • Guest

      No, unfortunately not (yet).

  • Projects

    The Creation (circa 1960's) band picture in the first snapshot. Like your taste!

    • ChumbleSpuzz

       Was wondering who that was, but am confused by its association with a dubstep song of unknown band and unknown album. Someone need to clean up their MP3 tags a bit?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I was just excited to no longer see the stupid giant menu button on the bottom of every poweramp screen that HTC (by not including virtual buttons or a hardware menu button) insisted their One series phones have.

  • http://profiles.google.com/stermi Emanuele Ricci

    Really really ugly and not user friendly player :/

    • Nortstar17

      Its for power users.  If you want simple, there are many options.

    • NemaCystX

      They have skins now, you can download those and see what it looks like to you.  But as far as looks, beauty is only in the eye of the beholder, and functionality is in the hands of the owner.  You can choose what apps you want for music and to each his own.  The amount of options this app gives you makes it worth the "bad" UI.  But personally I think the UI has improved over the Alpha build they had about a year ago.

    • duplissi

      personally i think the ui is very beautiful. as far as user friendly , lol its not hard to use, although not as easy to use as others but poweramp offers far more options and has better sound quality than the others... im not sure how easy you want it to be....

    • Abhisshek Das

      Could not agree more. N7 Music player is way much better looking IMHO

      • duplissi

        its all subjective anyway, i think n7 is asthetically inferior to poweramp

        • http://profiles.google.com/stermi Emanuele Ricci

           Do you really use eq to listen to poor quality mp3 on a smartphone? (real question)

          • duplissi

            lol, i dont use it to listen to poor quality mp3s. i do however use it to listen to lame encoded 320kbps cbr mp3s! big difference. also i have some decent head phones (klipsch image s4a, and grado sr325is the latter is mostly used with my desktop with an amp and dac though.) so the eq and sound quality makes noticeable difference!

  • Jon Garrett

    all I want is a nice music player that can display lyrics of the song Im playing--its the only thing I miss about using an iPhone.

    • http://twitter.com/ohshazbot John Vines

       Sounds like you want to use the musixmatch player

      • Jon Garrett

        It works better than I expected. the interface is ugly as hell and the ads are always a nusance but it gets the job done., thanks for the info.

        • http://profiles.google.com/stermi Emanuele Ricci

          Which player has a good UI?

          • Jon Garrett

            Real Player has an excellent UI. plays all the file formats Ive thrown at it and my only complaint is that it does not show song lyrics.

            Id like to have lyrics WITHOUT the need to download them from some site. on iOS the lyrics are displayed as long as you added them to the file itself.

            If real player could show lyrics it would be perfect.

  • http://twitter.com/ohshazbot John Vines

    Unfortunately, still no support for importing playlists and using embedded tags for ratings. Still plenty of nice features though.