Sony’s Android UI is pretty damn snazzy, especially their “Walkman” Music Player app and Image gallery. Apparently the folks from XDA-Developers agree, and managed to port it and available to install for all Android 4.0 ICS devices!
Sony’s Walkman music player is by far my favorite music UI on a phone to date, and lets you browse albums and songs by sliding them, or you can add to favorites or a play queue. There’s a nice “my music” tab that lets you browse your music by artists, playlists, favorites, albums or tracks, and there’s even a search option incase you need to find that one particular track. Unfortunately the sound enhancements and equalizer dont work but the visualizer does and it look awesome. Even the notifications bar shows you the currently playing song and buttons for previous and next track, and pause/play.
The Sony Album Picture Gallery shows you the most recent pictures in the top left side, and you can pinch to zoom in or out, with the thumbnails growing or shrinking in size to fit the screen. You can select multiple images, share or delete pictures, and even view a map of the geo-tagged pictures. And it looks fantastic.
Available as .apk files at the download links below.
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