Ok, full disclosure out of the way…I *know* Winamp is not open source. Free, but not ‘open.’ Ok, now with that out of the way–WOW–what a new update. I use Winamp these days on my EVO phone to help organize the little music on it. Yes, you can find Winamp on Android. Pretty cool, in itself.
So now, the desktop app, which I used long before my migration to Linux, released an update that allows…wait for it…WIRELESS syncing with your phone! Yes, through the magic of wireless communication, you can discover an Android phone on your laptop/desktop Winamp and send music to it. Double WOW! That’s pretty cool. I finally figured it out after not reading the directions at first, and yeah, pretty sweet. I can send playlists from my laptop to my desktop. Cool.
Besides just the practical use of this, or should I say, the personal use, I see teachers using this. I figure you can sync any Android device, and while we do not yet see Android tablets widespread, they will come to the K-12 classroom soon. Then think of the ability to use playlists for podcasts, music, or any other media. Lots of educational possibilities there for the students and the teachers. Boy, does this get me excited for the future of tablets, wifi, Bluetooth, and so much more!