PowerAMP, hands down the best music player in the Android Market, was updated today to include a couple of long-sought features, most notably true gapless playback and crossfading between tracks. Gapless playback is pure joy for people who listen to a lot of mixtapes broken down into individual songs, and crossfading is the icing on the cake, preferred by many music lovers.

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Other notable additions include .cue file support, a silence remover, backing up and restoring settings into the cloud (finally someone's implementing this functionality available ever since Froyo!), and a host of bug fixes. Full changelog along with the app widget and download links awaits you below.

  1. build 369 - album art selection hot fix
  2. crossfade
  3. fade in/out for play/pause/stop/seek/track change
  4. true gapless for mp3
  5. silence remover
  6. .cue file support
  7. repeat queue
  8. Genre/Albums list
  9. queue start/return options
  10. settings backup/auto-restore to/from cloud (Android 2.2+)
  11. equalizer presets mass assignment/unassignment
  12. option to restore built-in Equ presets
  13. option to show filenames instead of title tags
  14. playlists re-sorting
  15. new help
  16. native wavpack decoder
  17. bug fixes

If you haven't read our interview with the creator of PowerAMP yet, you owe it to yourself to read it by following this link - the guy is a genius. Great work as always, Max!

Poweramp Music Player (Trial)
Poweramp Music Player (Trial)
Developer: Max MP
Price: Free