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Re: Walkman App
Hi. Welcome to AC.
So do I.
I've been using the Sony Xperia ZL for some time now and I love it
Your not too picky. You are probably a far more agreeable person than I am.
the only thing that bothers me is the Walkman app
After years of rotting in obsolescence, Sony is on it's way back, but all these efforts may crash because of lack of vision. The Xperia line currently counts amongst it ranks, some of the hottest hardware-packing handsets out there, but they forgot that functionality is also important, and a great music player goes a long way in the mobile sector.
I'm one of those people that like use the experience of the software. Plus, aesthetically the app looks amazing... blah blah blah .....what your general opinion about the Walkman app?
I think the current "Walkman" player app is a sacrilege poohed down upon a legendary name by selfish, senseless, in-fighting, low-level, inept management monkeys trying to kiss-up to the big honchos at Sony, which, let's all remember, is a ½ hardware and ½ Content company. (which mean half of them want to kill locally killed content and force subscription streaming to low quality streams.) The "Walkman" app is a shame on a legendary name. For the older ones, it evokes the "dawn of portable music". The I-pod was not the first portable music device, it was just an evolution of the original portable stereo, which was Sony's "Walkman". Anyway, enough with the history lesson. suffice it to say that the "Walkman" player has next to no settings and tweaks, be it for sound EQ or playback options, poor format support, no file browser, and no serious playlist editor, which makes it a failure, in my book.
So I fixed that on my phone, and chose to install Neutron music player. I posted a few screenshots below.
I know you said you like the "vanilla thing", but I think you'd be seriously missing out. Don't be afraid to try stuff, there are some fantastic apps out there, and a great many are free. Here's a list what I use.
Every day stuff
ES File explorer.
Neutron music player. (Paid, but there's a Limited Eval version available)
Droidlight LED Flashlight
Missed call reminder
Flash Player v.18.104.22.168 for Android 4.0+
My Playlist maker FREE
Pro Audio Tone Generator (A.K.A. PA tone)
FOViewer Deluxe free
Noozxoide EIZO-rewire Pro
Have fun, you have a great, solid performance phone, got mine on the day it came out, in April, (I think) or something.... Anyways, I'm still loving it.