Spotify for Android to get updated, iPad app on the way

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Spotify is featured on my list of 10 app-enabled services that should be ashamed of themselves, and with good reason. A buggy Android app that isn’t tablet optimized and no iPad app is not acceptable when it costs users up to  $200/year to use the service. Spotify is trying to rectify this, and so far this week we’ve seen a screenshot of the iPad version leak, Spotify confirming that it’s in the works, and now the company has announced an updated Android version as well. There’s even a preview/beta for the new version available, allowing people to try the new features.

These features include a revamped UI, performance improvements, and higher quality streaming. It says that it supports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich fully, but the inclusion of “tablet optimizations” on the feeback thread’s wishlist sort of disputes that. Seems that Spotify once again has ignored the tablet part of Android, which is just a shame.

As for the iPad app, well there’s really only the screenshot to go on for now. Looks good though, and well overdue. My shameful apps list hasn’t really changed much since I posted it so it’s nice to see it do.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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