2011-09-15 From iPhone to Android

This is part 5 of my series where I document going from an iPhone to Android 2.3, running on the Samsung Galaxy Gio.

I have some problems with the stock music player. First, it'll show all my audiobooks right in between my music. This makes shuffle play worthless, and clutters the list of albums.

Another thing is skipping/pausing. Sometimes it happens that you want to skip a currently playing song when you're on the home screen or in some other app. The iPhone offers a convenient popup that offers basic player controls when you double-click the home button. I haven't found the equivalent under Android. It's certainly not built in, at least, if you don't count Android multitasking: hold down the home button and a popup appears with all running programs. You can now tap the music player and control it.