Spotify unleashes new Android app, which now includes a faster, streamlined interface and higher sound quality.
The app has full support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a new tile-based, "slide-out" navigation, with support for high-resolution art.
As far as playback features are concerned, the app includes crossfade and gapless playback, support for "Extreme" 320kbps files and Last.fm scrobbling.
The app promises a deeper experience than before, with enhanced support for friends playlists and profile pages, a "related artists" view, a playback queue and folder support for better organisation of playlists.
The app also comes with a widget that allows playback from your home screen.
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The app has been in preview for a few months and follows the new iPad app, which has very similar features.
Users who want to listen to their files on the go will need to sign up for a Premium Spotify subscription (AU$11.99 a month). The app is available now for free from the Google Play store.
"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," said Gustav Soderstrom, vice president of products at Spotify.