DVD Jon's DoubleTwist adds sync support for Android phones

Users of Verizon's new Droid will love how this software works with their phones.

DoubleTwist

Wednesday saw the launch of a new version of DoubleTwist, the iTunes-like desktop music client that also syncs with Amazon's music store and was founded by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen (aka notorious hacker DVD Jon). While we don't cover every piece of software that hits the Web, this one is unique: it not only syncs with iTunes, it syncs with Android phones, like the forthcoming Droid from Verizon .

This is big news for non-iPhone users. All the major smartphones these days boast of being music players, but for the most part users don't use them this way. One reason is it's a pain in the neck to copy your songs onto a media card and then slip it into the device. On most smartphones the media playback features seem like an afterthought.

The DoubleTwist app aims to bring a more iTunes/iPhone like experience to other devices. If Verizon really wanted to position the Droid phones as an alternative to the iPhone then it would start packaging the software with every phone it sells.

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