Ice Cream Sandwich Google Music Update Outed

We just got finished talking about the updated Google Plus app to be found in Android’s upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich release, when Android Police┬ádrops the APK of Google Music 4.0.1 on us. The updated Ice Cream Sandwich app overhauls just about every aspect of Google Music, from the interface to expanded menus and functionality. Music still retains the aesthetic cues established with the current version, but comes across as cleaner and better organized. The static “Now Playing” bar now takes up a bit less space, and a spruced up music player screen that includes a dedicated search function. Tapping on album artwork brings expanded details and options.

The best part is the new version is compatible with current Android devices, so you won’t even have to wait for Ice Cream Sandwich to check it out. In fact, you can head over to the source link below to download it now and take it for a spin.

[via AndroidPolice]

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  • Majdi Jarrar

    For some reason i can’t install it on my Nexus S (2.3.6) with applications allowed from “unknown sources”

    • thechooz

      Go to Settings -> Applications and check the first box that says unknown resources. That will allow you to install applications that are not coming from the market.

      • Robert

        I think the poster indicated that they already have that box checked…

    • Zomby2D

      Did you uninstall the previous version first?

      • Majdi Jarrar

        i have the stock version, dont have the one available on the market installed

      • Kam Siu

        i have problems with my stocked Nexus S 2.3.6

    • genetic_bloom

      This is what I saw on Android Police:

      If you have a previous version of Google Music installed, you must uninstall it first! If Music was preinstalled on your device, use Titanium Backup to uninstall it and then reboot your device. After that, you should be able to install this just like any other app.

      I’d wager that’s why.

      • Majdi Jarrar

        Thanks for the tip

  • BenCaldwell5

    I’m happy with Google again. Let’s hope the rest of ICS is just as nice.

  • Scott Wilson

    We need a source market to make purchases from. Like *tunes

  • Dennis Unverricht

    It won’t install on my stock, unrooted Nexus One (2.3.6). Even if I uninstall the previous app-update …

    • Kam Siu

      me either too….something wrong with Nexus S

    • Guest

      You need to remove previous Music.apk, only do-able if rooted. Same for NS

    • Travillion

      I had a problem too. Rebooting after uninstalling fixed it for me.

  • Yuankai Wu

    how to install on a unrooted nexus s?
    I have tried to uninstall my current Music updates, when i install this new one still show the app is not installed

  • Minja Miketa

    Already installed it and I love it. I am kind of upset now that the nexus prime seems so close on Verizon and I bought a Bionic. Damn.

  • Geoffrey

    Installed fine on my DX running CM7-GB, but when I click the settings menu, there is only a licensing, help, and version number. No actual settings. Weird.

    • Lex Lybrand

      Same with my DX running MIUI. No option to select an account to sync with.

      • Magus2300

        My guess is that the rest of the settings somehow tie into ICS directly and thus are unavailable to devices not running it.

        • Geoffrey

          Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Might have to revert back to the the original Music Beta. Although, I don’t really sync to the cloud, so maybe not lol. Hopefully my DX gets CM7 version of ICS soon and it won’t be an issue. That should hold me over until my upgrade in april.

          • Guest

            Clear data, then you’ll have sync

          • Geoffrey

            Well played. I should have thought of that myself. Thanks!

    • Croak

      Clear the program data in Applications/Manage. Should see a whole lot of settings after that, starting with Google Account.

  • Jmaxku

    Dubstep GTFO lol. Nice update though.

  • Andrew Flores

    Installed fine for me. Loving the new options.

  • Paul Sousa

    Worked perfectly on my Evo 4G running CM7.

  • Daniel Tiberius

    I read that it doesn’t support “pinning” or offline listening etc. Anybody know if this was fixed?

    • Travillion

      I can save for offline listening just fine (well, I see the option anyway, I haven’t actually tried it).

      • Daniel Tiberius

        Thanks dude. I got it and it works great. Much better than before.

  • Jake Achee

    I’m having the same issue as other posters.. I uninstalled the previous Music, installed the new version.. Open it and there aren’t many options in settings.. No option in Account settings to sync Google Music.. I cleared the data in manage applications and it didn’t resolve the issue.. Not sure why it’s not working for me (Sprint Galaxy S2)

    • Xer0117

      Did you clear data on google music app or default?

  • godrilla

    I love me some dubstep

  • Pkmmte

    Based on these comments, I’m kinda scared to try this on my rooted DroidX with leaked gingerbread. ;~;
    (I depend heavily on the cloud)

  • Curtis Cook

    Until Google adds an eq to the music app I’ll be uninterested. On another note, has anybody been able to add the Google+ widget? I have it installed and am signed on but I don’t even see the widget listed.

    • Xer0117

      I notice that too. you also can’t edit your profile pic.

  • Jimmie w burns

    Don’twork on droid charge how about a little gingerbread?

  • Brett Bellaire

    Syncing music but not playlists. Anyone else seeing this?

  • Jeremy Davis

    Installs fine on stock (rooted) gingerbread droid 2 after uninstalling Music and installing this version.

  • James Underhill

    Works pretty much flawless on rooted Galaxy Europa running Froyo. Thank god it comes with a widget too.