I've recently downloaded the alpha and I've been enjoying it a lot.
There is an issue with Samsung devices which not only affects the alpha but pretty much every music player I've tried. I understand that this is not a Poweramp issue but I'm hoping there may be a workaround that can be included in the release.
Just to clarify, I'm not an Android developer but I do have a moderate amount of technical knowledge such as flashing custom ROMs etc.
I believe the issue is that Samsung has badly implemented AVRCP backward compatibility. I have an older Kenwood head unit (BT92SD) with the latest firmware installed. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. No metadata is being transmitted to the head unit and the buttons do not skip track / play / pause etc.
The head unit works with no issues on my friend's HTC One M9, my Fiancée's HTC One M8 and my old HTC One M7.
I believe the head unit supports an old version of AVRCP and although AVRCP 1.5 is supposed to be backwards compatible, it does not work on Samsung's new devices. I have done a lot of Googling and Samsung are refusing to acknowledge it as an issue and there is no third party solution I can find. There are a lot of people out there experiencing the same issue.
I have tried all variations "Metachanged Intent" CyanogenMod etc.
Considering the popularity of the Galaxy range, would it be a feature that you would consider implementing if indeed it is possible or am I going to have to update my head unit?