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London is a midrange device with high-end looks. Photo: Marshall

London is a midrange device with high-end looks. Photo: Marshall

Marshall, the British company famous for its amplifiers and headphones, today announced its first smartphone. It’s called London, it’s powered by Android, and it sports a beautiful design that boasts a bunch of unique features — including two headphone jacks for enjoying music with friends.

LED Music Effect in action. Screenshot: Cult of Android

LED Music Effect in action. Screenshot: Cult of Android

You probably only ever notice your smartphone’s LED notification light when you have new alerts, but it can do so much more. If your handset is rooted, a new app called LED Music Effect can turn it into an awesomely colorful visualizer for your favorite tunes.

Android-Wear-iOS-music

Google’s official Android Wear app for iOS could be right around the corner if you believe the reports, but one developer has been proving that the two platforms can already be forced to play nicely together without any jailbreaking.

We’ve seen Wear receiving iPhone notifications and taking calls, and in the latest video from Mohammad Abu-Gabreyyeh, we see that watches like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R are capable of controlling music playback, too.

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

Spotify will continue to improve Connect instead. Photo: Spotify

A notable omission from Google’s list of services that will support Google Cast was Spotify, the biggest music streaming service on the planet. We assumed Spotify support would be added eventually, but the company has now confirmed it will be snubbing Google’s new platform to concentrate on Spotify Connect instead.

Music Key could be the best music streaming service yet. Photo: YouTube

Music Key could be the best music streaming service yet. Photo: YouTube

The YouTube music streaming service you’ve been hearing about for months is finally here. It’s called YouTube Music Key, and it lets subscribers stream and save high-quality music and music videos on the web and on Android and iOS devices. For now, however, you’ll need an invite to use it.

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