Spotify Android update hits Google Play today, brings scrobbling with it

Brian Heater
B. Heater|06.12.12

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Spotify Android update hits Google Play today, brings scrobbling with it

Remember that Android Spotify app we saw way back in April? After a couple of months, it seems that the music streaming service finally has a version for those who appreciate the more stable things in life. The new Android app is available today, bringing with it a complete redesign, full support for Ice Cream Sandwich, added social functionality, cross-fade and gapless playback, hi-res album art and streaming at 320kps. Improvements over the beta version include a widget to control playback from the home screen, folder support and scrobbling. Spotify's offering the fairly noncommittal, "we reckon this might be our best mobile app yet." You can find out for yourself by downloading it from Google Play today.

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Spotify for Android – now on Google Play

Today we're taking the covers off our latest and greatest Android app. Having undergone a top-to-bottom redesign and with a completely new box of tricks under the hood, we reckon this might be our best mobile app yet.

Available now on Google Play, features include:

Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0
All-new slide-out navigation
Crossfade/gapless playback settings
Widget - control Spotify from the home screen
Folder support - organise and order your playlists
Even more social - check out friends' profile pages and playlists on the go
Artist imagery in high resolution
Related artist view - available for the first time on mobile
'Extreme' sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
Play queue scrobbling
So much faster!

Gustav Södertröm, VP Products at Spotify, said: "For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward. We've rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking."

He added: "The feedback we got from the preview we released a few weeks back was really positive. We wanted to give our users something special - we really hope you like it."

As with all Spotify Mobile apps, you'll need a Premium subscription to get your music on the move.

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