Spotify App update in the works – Ice Cream Sandwich UI in tow

April 3, 2012

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News in the music streaming world has been turned up to 11 this afternoon regarding reports that the popular 3rd party application Spotify for Android is set to receive a huge update soon. According to folks at The Verge Spotify is working on a major app update that will bring tons of changes, and support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Spotify for Android is awesome. The streaming options and having 320 kbps version available are great too, but their application UI is quite terrible. It works great on Gingerbread but looks like it was designed for FroYo 16 months ago. It hasn't been updated since back in November last year and seems to struggle on Android 4.0 devices. All of that should be changing soon if the rumors are correct.

Not a lot of details were made available regarding the update. It is said to have a huge UI overhaul that will work great, and look great on Android 4.0 ICS, and hopefully we get some new features or sharing options. We love Spotify here at Android Community, but Google Play Music is pretty good too. What do you use for your music steaming on Android?

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  • I would love a tablet mode, too. It works really well on my Touchpad (Android 4.0) but the interface is awful to use on a screen that large.

    As for the phone version, the interface isn’t a problem at all as for the majority of the time . However, I would really like standard browsing options for synced tracks (Artist/Album). 

  • Cool on my desktop but, not paying $10 a month so I can use it on my phone

  • I’d just love for the app to stop insisting it’s offline when it isn’t, and stodgily refusing to admit otherwise.

    Also, for it to stop randomly quitting at the slightest hiccup of connectivity…Why am I paying $10 for this?