Mewbox for Android sounds great, but what's the point without a good media player?

The idea of a portable music store with access to the major labels, and is DRM-free to boot, seems almost too good to be true. And it kind of is: it’s for Android. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — but have you ever used Android’s standard music player? Me neither, at least not after the first try.

Obviously there are replacements for the media browser, but if Mewbox wants to make it big (like Wham!), they’re going to have to be patient, because even as Android blows up, it’s going to take some time before people start relying on it as a music playback device. It doesn’t help that the launch phone (the G1 I know and love) didn’t even have a standard headphone jack.

But if you’re interested, go check it out. Sounds like it’s more than just a store: there’s some promotion and giveaway stuff going on as well. It’s new enough that it isn’t even in the Marketplace, so you’ll have to get it on your phone by other means, but give it a few days and I’m sure it’ll show up in the usual spots.

[via The Inquirer]