Android Music Player to Ditch the Featureless Gray List Design Ethic

The default Android music player is a dark and dreary piece of software, that's routinely shamed by the custom media options supplied with HTC's Sense skin and even the likes of Motoblur. But it's about to get better.

This video of a leaked build of a future Android music player shows little in the way of increased functionality, mainly focussing on adding a similar, free-flowing, 3D library layout as seen in the updated Android Gallery app. What is of note is the addition of a soft Menu button in the top-right corner of most of the player's screens, perhaps giving us a glimpse of the vanilla Android user experience of the future.

If you fancy giving it a go (and know what you're doing/don't care if you break stuff) the APK file can be found over on the XDA forums. [YouTube via TechCrunch]