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T-Mobile to use doubleTwist as 'iTunes for Android'

updated 02:50 pm EST, Mon January 25, 2010

T-Mobile myTouch, Cliq, Behold II get doubleTwist

T-Mobile today confirmed early talk and said that it will make doubleTwist the official sync app for all its Android phones. The G1, Motorola Cliq and Samsung Behold II, as well as both the Fender LE and regular myTouch 3G handsets, will all use the software to find and load media from a Mac or a Windows PC. It can automatically recognize any unprotected content and playlists in iTunes, and it will automatically convert files into the most common formats Android will recognize.

The software already comes preloaded as an installer on the myTouch 3G Fender LE and is likely to be a staple of future Android devices on the T-Mobile network, although the company doesn't say if the Fender LE approach will appear on other phones in the future. Although not mentioned, doubleTwist already explicitly supports the Nexus One.

T-Mobile's effort is a symbolic win for Jon Lech Johansen, or "DVD Jon," whose plan for doubleTwist was to escape the dependence on proprietary software like iTunes. The app won't be exclusive but still gives T-Mobile a potential advantage over carriers like Sprint and Verizon that have depended either on phone makers developing their own solutions or else relatively unpopular apps like Verizon's Music Manager.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. JulesLt

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2005

    +1

    Good idea

    About time they acknowledged they are rubbish at developing software (clue - does your software development department actually ship anything people choose to buy or download, or is their success purely down to the fact people have to use your software - if the latter, there is a good chance it is not great). Supporting DoubleTwist or Songbird has long made sense.

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