If you remember at the Google’s I/O conference Google showed demo which included the super cool music player which came along with magical features that let you push web-purchased songs to your device, and allowed you to browse your PC’s music library from your phone as if it was on the device itself.Well, none of that showed up in Gingerbread, unfortunately, but the new music player itself has just leaked out. It’s super buggy, and of course doesn’t have any of those fancy wireless features we’re waiting on, but it could offer a bit of a glimpse into 3.0, at least as far as UI tweaks go.
The differences seem minimal but aesthetically pleasing, with blurred background images behind frosted glass widgets.One important thing to note is that there is a menu button on the top right, this resembled the same menu button on each app when Andy Rubin showcased in the Dive into mobile interview video.
It seems Google might be getting rid of its hardware buttons entirely, or at least making menu functionality a more obvious part of its relevant applications, instead of the “surprise!” button it currently represents. There are also points in the video where tapping the application’s icon in the top left takes you to the “home” of the app, and we also found similar icons on the top left of each application Andy demoed at D — and we’re guessing they have the same functionality. Check out a video and apk if your are interested after the break.