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The best torrent client apps for Android

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The best torrent client apps for Android
Torrents are a great way for distributing software without setting up storage, servers and such, as they live in a network of peer devices, and your Frankenfile can get assembled chunk by chunk from various different places, making the torrent network very fast, and resilient too.

Granted, often these are used for distributing copyrighted material, but that doesn't change the fact how awesome the torrent concept is, and it is even more awesome that Android is allowing its existence regardless of the controversies surrounding torrents - and that's the strength of Google's mobile OS.

Torrent apps have been getting much better lately, supporting magnet links, and many other things you are used to with your desktop torrent client, so let's have a peak at what Android has to offer for downloading from peer-to-peer networks.

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posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:19 8

1. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


that's why i'm so entrenched to android. I download media directly to my phone/tablet and watch them.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:56 3

13. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's why iAm so entrenched in iPhoneArena; every now and then they come out with a k¡ck-@ss article.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:29 7

2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5634; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


adownloader/newadownloader which i have both are the best torrent app imy opion downloaded so many albums and classic movies from the early 90s. something the iPhone would never offer

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:49

10. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


But I think tTorrent is the best!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:58

14. PAPINYC (limited) (Posts: 2044; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Do you have tTorrent Lite or Pro, having problems buying from Play Store (both through app' and browser)? DROID RAZR MAXX 4.0......

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 05:42

24. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


I have the pro one!
Can you please explain the problem you're having??
and yea..I didn't had any problems buying it from the play store.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:48 10

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yep, again this is what it means to have a true OS.
WP and iPhone fans, enjoy your restricted fancy little app launchers

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:49 12

4. shy2papa (Posts: 195; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Only possible on android, feels good to be free, go android!!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:57 3

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


power of OpenSource. power of ANDROID

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:58 6

6. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


tTorrent is def the best one. i bought the pro one.
and yeah android is the sh*t

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:11 2

7. hung2900 (Posts: 713; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


tTorrent is very very good but i haven't find out the way to turn seeding off.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:49

11. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Why u want to turn seeding off??

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 10:59 2

8. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Utorrent > tTorrent even for something that's still in beta.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:29 4

9. Quezdagreat (Posts: 386; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


yay, you can download illegal content directly to your phone

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 00:29

18. shayan (Posts: 133; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


there are ligal torrents. like linux distros.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 14:30

12. likwid (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I can't believe someone has not recommended TorrentToise. I have been reading Engadget for years and I just now registered to give this app a shout-out. It's not a full client but a remote just like uTorrent remote. The app has a gorgeus interface and is in my opinion the best remote torrent app out there. It's a shame it has so few downloads. Try it now, thank me later ;)

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 17:02 1

15. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


It's sad that my friends in the Philippines can't actually download anymore due to some law about torrenting and stuff.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 18:59

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


im from the philippines... i really hate it!! its called cybercrime law.. it will be implemented today october 3 here!!!

its worst than SOPA!!! i really hope we'll have people power!!! this law will kill our democracy!

please help us!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:24

19. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


like i care

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 02:16

21. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


why are you hating?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 03:28

22. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


i think you've already known the answer, i've told you a few months ago, i live in BB nation, near your country, and you don't know how it feels, i mean like, it's indirectly forcing me to use bb whereas i don't want to use it,

may i ask you a question? what's the most used smartphone in philipines?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 04:38

23. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


From my philippino friends and my fellow korean colleagues would have either a iPhone4s or the SGS2.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 20:25

26. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


but in mass audience.. the most common is BB, nokia of all kinds and galaxy y/pocket and champ!

i also see a lot of iPhone 4/4s, S2 and even lumias but on the people that are rich!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 20:22

25. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


the most common... everytime i look around on one's hand i always see a galaxy y, champ, a nokia device of all kind and a BlackBerry (not sure what blackberry, i think its 9220 or 8250) all ages but teens are the one who always use these type of phones..

why are you force to use BB? wow what kind of idiot will do that?.. maybe thats what your company (if you do something other than hating BB) want you to use.. coz even whatever you say that BB is outdated, but BB is the most secure ever! nobody cant deny that!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 22:35

17. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


what about bittorrent (beta) it's pretty good

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 01:24

20. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


does blackberry have this kind of app ? oh "they will have it once bb 10 is released" lol

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 14:21

27. kinganurag (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Definitely the list is good and i like tTorrent the most but i was wondering why you left the BitTorrent client it is also one of the best torrent client :)
Also your post contain top android app (many are paid) but the same apps also comes free

Here is the list of best free torrent client:

>> techieoasis.org/2013/10/best-free-torrent-download​er-app-for-android.html

Enjoy!

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