Leaked Android music app gives a glimpse of the future

A leaked music player app could give Android fans their first glimpse at what's to come in a future version of Google's mobile OS.

An enterprising xda-developers forum user going by the handle johnnie93 has managed to get his hands on a test build of an app he claimed was first shown off by Google's VP of engineering Vic Gundotra at the Google I/O conference in May.

At the time, Mr Gundotra said the app, along with music streaming, would give users ''a flavour'' of what was to come post-Froyo. While music streaming doesn't appear to have made the cut in the debug build, there are visual clues including identical menu buttons and a very similar overall visual style that seem to support that claim that the app is the same one shown off seven months ago.

For those game to give the leaked app a try, an APK has been made available via the original forum post. A word of warning though - users have reported the app is riddled with bugs, including high memory usage, noticeable lag, missing icons, a lack of full playlist support and battery drain issues.

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