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Spotify on Android: One Week On

Spotify on Android: One Week On

I’ve been using Spotify on Android for just over a week now and must say I’m hugely impressed with it. Offline Playlists are certainly its killer feature and it’s so easy to use. Being able to easily store hour upon hour of your favourite music almost returns the feeling that you “own” the music. I previously looked how well Spotify Mobile performed streaming live during my journey walking home. It faired pretty [...]
Spotify on Android: An In-Depth Review

Spotify on Android: An In-Depth Review

After many months of waiting, Spotify is now available for premium subscribers on two mobile platforms: Apple’s iPhone (including iPod Touch) and Google Android. As I predicted a few weeks ago, these were released together at the same time and I’m delighted to say that they’re everything I’d hoped for. Since I have a Android phone (the G1 on T-Mobile), here is an in-depth review of Spotify on Android!
Top 5 Android Market Apps

Top 5 Android Market Apps

I’ve had a Google Android phone for nearly 8 months now and have installed and deleted quite a few apps since then. I previously posted an interactive photo of my favourite apps, but there have been lots of great new apps appearing in the Market since then so I thought I’d post again.
Droidify – Spotify on Android

Droidify – Spotify on Android

While on holiday in the sun, word gets through that what I’ve been waiting for for months and months has finally happened: the Google Android App Store has a Spotify client to download. Surprisingly though this is not the official app (an early version of which was demoed by Spotify months ago) – it’s an unofficial version called Droidify.
Top 10 Reasons Why Google Android is Better than iPhone

Top 10 Reasons Why Google Android is Better than iPhone

With the announcement of a forthcoming Spotify app for Google Android, here’s some reasons why I prefer Android devices over the iPhone. Obviously as an Android user I’m completely biased here and I freely admit the iPhone is certainly a slick gadget. However, I think Google Android is better than an iPhone because: You’ll be able to run Spotify! You can multitask. You can scan regular barcodes. You can add standard micro-SD [...]
Spotify for Google Android

Spotify for Google Android

I don’t usually just repeat official announcements (I assume that if you’re here then you probably check the regular Spotify blog too), but since I’m a Google Android user I had to post this: Here’s a brief overview of (and a bit of speculation on) the five main tabs seen in the video: Playlist tab – Shows all your playlists. Scroll through them then select one to play, or click thru to play individual songs. [...]
Music Streaming: StreamFurious Review

Music Streaming: StreamFurious Review

I tried out StreamFurious today, a streaming audio app for Android that acts as a client for the popular SHOUTcast Internet radio streamer. It’s had a lot of coverage and praise from early-adopters on the Android Community, so I thought I should give it a try. Unfortunately I wasn’t overly impressed. The default stations are mostly low bitrate and not really my style of music (the list is mainly composed of talk radio, sports, [...]
Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

Music Streaming Services: A Comparison

I’ve been looking for the perfect music streamer ever since I got my G1 Android phone and decided that carrying a smartphone and an MP3 player into the shower was just excess baggage. I love my music: at home I have about 200GB of MP3s and a few hundred CDs (not forgetting the boxes of vinyl now in the loft). On the move, I used to take my 30GB MP3 player to listen to at work and on my 30-min walk home every day. I listen to a large [...]
Last.fm on Android

Last.fm on Android

Having lots of fun with the new offical Last.fm app for Android: It’s full of features, lacking only a few minor things like streaming playlists and group radio. I’m particularly impressed with the background streaming of this app: on average, I’m getting about a 5 second gap between songs (on 3G in the UK) which I reckon is pretty impressive. I spotted one tiny bug which it seems will be addressed in the next update.
What’s Wrong with Google Android and the G1

What’s Wrong with Google Android and the G1

There’s not a lot wrong with Google Android 1.0, or indeed with the G1 phone it runs on. But here are the few things I’d like to see improved: The Hardware: T-Mobile G1 The battery struggles to last even a few hours of use without needing a recharge. Granted my phone is all shiny and new and I want to play with it all the time, but even a “normal usage” situation would require a daily recharge. This is a bit of [...]
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