1. Jim1348's Avatar
    Orbitcast had this earlier this week. Is anybody here interested in adding this to their Google Android device?


    Details are scant right now, but word has come to us that Slacker is at CTIA showing off their latest Slacker mobile app on the Windows Mobile and Google Android mobile platforms.

    The timeline for launching on these platforms is unknown, but as soon as more details come in, we'll pass them along. Check out the Google Android photo after the jump...
    Slacker on Google Android

    If I was to guess, I would expect similar functionality to the Slacker iPhone App, but who knows what other surprises they might have up their sleeve.


    This is from CNET:

    Earlier today at CTIA Wireless 2009 (see all stories), Slacker Radio demoed its new apps for Windows Mobile, Android, and Blackberry phones. In typical slacker Radio fashion, the applications looked sleek, suave, and dark--we're not sure about dangerous. All three apps are gravitating toward a similar, standard look that tweaks the interface to add the same small improvements across the board: a new screen that tiles lyrics (visible in full with the Radio Plus subscription), biographies, and a review, and an area that reminds you which song is playing while you browse other categories.
    You'll see this Slacker widget on Android someday soon.

    You'll see this Slacker Radio widget on Android someday soon.
    (Credit: Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

    The trio of Slacker Radio apps will also start seeing some integration with social networks. The first network integration, Twitter, launched on Wednesday night in a partial offering with loose ends that the native apps will hopefully tie up.

    In terms of application development, that's not much to boast about. However, the Android app is slated to receive a Now Playing home screen widget with a few basic playback controls, but no capability to change stations. The BlackBerry app (version 3.0) will soon be able to sync cached stations with your computer via Wi-Fi and the data connection, not just through a USB cable, as it does now. This is the change we've been waiting for, and out of the bundle, it's the most important one Slacker is offering.

    The second catch? No firm release dates yet. Slacker hints that all three apps will pop into being by the end of 2009, but the streaming music site that competes with Pandora and Last.FM hasn't been able--or willing--to commit to a time frame.
    10-10-2009 08:03 PM
  2. TonyTurboII's Avatar
    Awesome. I have Slacker on my Blackberry, I like it so much more than Pandora.

    I was a bit disappointed when I didn't find it in the Market.
    10-10-2009 09:16 PM
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