While the iPhone 3G and the App Store might have the upper-hand when it comes down to application breadth and shear volume of downloadable apps, the Android OS is steadily gaining ground. Popular services already ported to the iPhone OS have started to pop up in the Android Market for downloading with any Android-powered smartphone – most notable, the T-Mobile G1. The latest service to make the jump from the iPhone App Store to the Android Market is Last.fm’s internet radio streaming application for, well, Android OS.
The Last.fm Android app gives fans the power to “stream your favorite Last.fm stations, view your friends’ profiles and watch out for up coming events,” from the convenience of your pocket (or purse, or hand, or vehicle cup-holder). And, there’s a bonus for Last.fm fans using an Android smartphone. The Last.fm Android app takes advantage of the Android platform’s ability to maintain the stream in the background! That means you can navigate away from the Last.fm application (say, to the Amazon music store) while still listening to the audio stream. If that isn’t trick, we don’t know what is.
Grab the Last.fm Android app from the Android Market. You should know how to do that by now…