Jeff Sexton

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Google Music Beta

I've been trying to use Google Music for awhile now.  I want to like it, I really do, but it's just not working out.

When I first started using it, there was a bug in the mobile app (on my Droid 2) that caused the first song in a playlist, album or other sequence to repeat.  After advancing from that first song manually, one time, the sequence would continue normally automatically on to each track.

At some point this bug has gotten far worse.  As it stands now, the mobile app will not advance to the next song in a sequence automatically, at all, ever.  I always have to manually tap the forward icon when a song ends, as it just repeats the same song again.

Needless to say this pretty much renders the music application unusable.  It's too bad.  Music is a hot area, and Google, ever ADD, seems to have forgotten Google Music and moved on.  But if Google doesn't get it all working, one of the other services is going to capture the users.

UPDATE: Yesterday my phone updated itself to Android 2.3.3 and the Google Music problem went away.  It works fine now.  I'd be willing to bet this problem had something to do with the old built in music app previously included in the distribution.

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