A member of the XDA-Developers forum got his hands on a still buggy version of the upcoming default Android music player which may release with Android Honeycomb. As just about any Android user will tell you, the default music/media palyer currently available on Android is somewhat feature-lacking and could use a redesign, as well as support for more types of files.
The leaked music player seems to take some design cues from the Android Gallery app.
The current performance and resource usage is not great though, which will undoubtedly be tweaked before we see any official release. Some users who tried out the new player reported it to be very laggy, while others say that it works just fine.
At least one user was reporting that the app was causing accelerated battery drain due to "a sensor bug" which keeps some process running all the time.
Check out the video below to see the music player in action:
While it is hard to tell from the video whether or not more types of files are supported in this latest, the improvements to the UI ar more than welcome. I'm betting that we will hear more about this in the coming weeks as Honeycomb comes closer to release and the devs at XDA tear it apart to reveal any hidden features..
Image from Android Central