Since receiving a Samsung Galaxy S review unit, with remarkable super AMOLED display, I’ve been loading up on all sorts of Android apps. Of course, Slacker, Twitter, and SlingPlayer were some obvious first stops. But I suspect there’s a number of folks who don’t realize there’s an unofficial Sonos controller app floating around out there.
As a refresher, Sonos is a top notch whole home audio streaming solution and their S5 connected speaker system was one of my boxes of the year for 2009. Playback is handled via a dedicated Sonos controller or iPhone app. While Sonos has committed to delivering an iPad app later this year, we haven’t yet heard anything specific regarding Android support. So the community-developed Andronos Android Sonos client does a reasonable job filling that void.
Adronos is modeled after the official iPhone app, but contains a subset of features – the most obvious omissions are select music services. However, if something like Pandora has already been kicked off, Adronos will display album art and allows you advance tracks (as seen in these pics). And, as far as I can tell, in all playback scenarios volume can be adjusted and music can be paused. Which is more than good enough in a pinch.
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