Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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Music controls
by phoenix on Mon 19th Dec 2011 21:54 UTC
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The notification tray also houses the music player controls when you're listening to music, so you can change songs straight from the lock screen (well, you do have to drag the tray down first). However, if you lock your phone while the music player application is still open, the controls won't show up in the notification tray. In other words, you must first go back to the home screen (or switch to another application) before locking the phone.

This also depends on the music application you use, the skin you use, and the lock screen you use. This is not an Android thing per se.

The default music player is pretty crappy. Try PowerAmp for a better music experience. And enable the lock screen control inside PowerAmp. Then, whenever PA is running, the lock screen is controlled by PA, which shows the player controls, playlist, cover art, etc.

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