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uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android

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uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android
This is one that we're pretty excited about, because the BitTorrent client options on Android have been pretty slim (though far better than any other mobile platform, where they aren't allowed at all), and uTorrent is the OG of clients, that was so good, BitTorrent, Inc bought it to be the official app. We're not sure what you're thinking, but obviously we're not excited to do anything nefarious with uTorrent, just good things like getting Linux ISOs and such...

Anyway, uTorrent Beta was released into the Google Play Store today, and it has already become the best option for Android users. You have all of the features you'd expect, including searching for torrents, downloading only specific files from a torrent, and even support for subscriptions. The built in subscription is for BitTorrent Featured Content, but the UI layout is a bit strange there. It's a horizontally scrolling row of small tabs with a ton of grey space below. Strange. 

Still, it is just a beta, so there are bugs and limitations. We had it crash a couple times when trying to select an item from the Featured Content list, and search is limited to a simple Google search, and not through a dedicated site. If you want to give it a try, it's available for free in the Play Store

uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android
uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android
uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android
uTorrent instantly becomes the best BitTorrent client for Android

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:57 10

1. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Awesome news ! :D +1

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 01:36

13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


had been matter of time.....more important is to integrate Peer block into torrent app and an option to turn it ON/OFF!!
would be the best innovation about the torrent world!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:01 29

2. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


How you can hate a mobile os that allows you to use torrents on a phone :) this is freedom!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:08 6

3. matrix_neo (Posts: 309; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


exactly, android is all about freedom, all mobile os should be liked this, not an os that limits you to the functionalities and features that a phone that should have. worst is one company stop using some useful features that a phone should have because they say they patented it. freedom of choice what consumers need.

utorrent is my default torrent client in my pc, i will give a shot in my gtab 7.7 too if it works well.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:11

8. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


tTorrent is good and redTorrent

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:23 4

4. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


tTorrent pro is my favorite android bt client. Magnet downloads and everything.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:06

5. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Am I the only one here who has noticed the BitTorrent app in Google Play? It's free, and while it is in beta, it still works perfectly...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:09

15. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I use it too, and it never fails.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:17 2

6. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


You should not worry about OS. That's not who will restrict you. Worry about the cell carriers and the media controllers like Apple, Sony, Verizon. etc. And their willing partners in the news media and government

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:43

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


leave out sony bro.....jus sayin

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:15

16. Doakie (Posts: 1189; Member since: 06 May 2009)


iOS and WP at the system level have closed file systems. So blaming the OS first is totally valid.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:24

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6260; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I use Adownloader. but sometimes it can't seed or find the file i want. going to try this out. or can anyone tell me what's a good free torrent app?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 20:22

9. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


aTorrent, redTorrent, tTorrent, uTorrent

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:40 1

10. Savage (unregistered)


aDownloader is the best. No download/upload limits on that one and its free!
I'll use BitTorrent when its out of beta.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 23:45 1

12. sprockkets (Posts: 1155; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Agreed.

Stupid utorrent was updated weeks ago, and has a stupid bug where upon downloading the info for a magnet link stops the torrent. You then have to force it to stop, but cannot force it before it gets the info to download from the magnet link.

If transmissionbt gets onto android, screw utorrent.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:08

14. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I don't get it. I'm using BitTorrent on my phone and I'm not experiencing any problems at all. How is uTorrent different from BitTorrent?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:17 1

17. Doakie (Posts: 1189; Member since: 06 May 2009)


You can select individual files from within the torrent. I've not found that ability in BitTorrent.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:46

18. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I see. Just like the PC version, eh.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 17:23

20. BSTManCMc (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


BitTorrent owns uTorrent, so the differences are minimal and in the end will not exist I am sure.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:08

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


is PA supporting piracy? oh well this is good... hope to see on WP (i even doubt there's gonna be one) since BB has a torrent client too!

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