Ever since the launch of the latest myTouch 3G, the Fender Edition, T-Mobile has been promoting the use of DoubleTwist software to sync your myTouch with a desktop application. The Android platform currently lacks an officially syncing application for the desktop, though Windows users of HTC Sense UI powered Android phones have access to HTC Sync. DoubleTwist provides the lost desktop application and has been supporting Android devices for a while and after a recent update, includes access to Amazon’s MP3 for purchasing direct through the syncing application. Double twist has been around for a while, but
Well, now T-Mobile is starting to promote the application as an iTunes equivalent for Android. While that is somewhat true, it is still lacking in a few areas. For instance, there is no mobile app integration. No backing up of your Android apps on your PC or restoring. At least not yet. With the cooperation of DoubleTwist and T-Mobile, there may be more incentive for DoubleTwist to add additional Android support. Though, I imagine it would require some Google involvement as well if they ever want to create a desktop application for searching and purchasing mobile apps.
I have personally used DoubleTwist and it works great for syncing your non-DRM music, videos and photos. It’s a great start, so I’m hoping the relationship between T-Mobile and DoubleTwist continues to grow and contribute to the Android community. DoubleTwist currently lists support for the following Android phones:
HTC G1, myTouch 3G, HTC Hero
Motorola DROID and CLIQ
Samsung Galaxy and Moment
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