In the week or so I’ve been evaluating Sprint’s rendition of the HTC Hero, I’ve bemoaned the lack of Slacker Radio — one of my iPhone must-haves. Fortunately, review timing is fortuitous… and Slacker just joined Pandora in the Android Market. It’s the same music experience you know and love, yet accompanied by less polished visuals and additional advertising. The few bucks for a Slacker Premium subscription ($48/yr), which frees you of all ads and provides unlimited skips, isn’t unreasonable at all. However, I’ve fallen in love with whole-home audio solution Sonos… and Slacker is MIA. Meaning my sub will probably go to Pandora. I prefer Slacker’s station/genre programming over the Pandora Music Genome Project analysis and matching, but Pandora’s still available in more places. Additionally, unlike Slacker’s own G2 hardware (being phased out) and their Blackberry app, the Android Slacker solution does not offer local track archiving for offline playback.