Review: LG Ally
Sadly, the Ally's music application is identical to that of most every other Android phone going all the way back to the T-Mobile G1. It works, but it doesn't offer much in the way of thrills. It's not too much of a pain to sort through your library and create playlists, but functionality is minimal and extras are non-existent.
As for loading music, it is easy enough to drag and drop your playlists to the media card via USB storage mode, but I am getting tired of this method. I update my library frequently, and scouring the contents of a microSD card to see what's on it is a pain in the rear. To that end, I've begun using DoubleTwist to manage iTunes integration with Android handsets. It's available as a free download on the Web.
Users can also choose to check out the Amazon MP3 store for purchasing tracks directly from the handset.
Despite the lack of a feature-rich music player, music playback does sound good through both the 3.5mm headset jack and via stereo Bluetooth speakers.
LG is prepared to debut its first Android handset for the U.S. with Verizon Wireless.
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