December 1, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The wondrous folks at Spotify haven’t saw fit to bless Americans with their great service, but Europeans can point and laugh at us as they enjoy their streaming music that has been redone to improve in many areas.
Spotify has performed a “major rework” of the app designed to improve performance on new devices, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Dext, and much more. The Android app has also been updated to feature visual improvements with UI tweaks and high-definition graphics to look better for use on tablet and WVGA screens.
Early reports from some Spotify members show that there are still some issues on certain devices, but most report that the app is now faster and looks much better. A premium Spotify account is required to use the Spotify Android app, so register at Spotify and download the app from the Android Market to give it a shot.
[Spotify] Thanks, Red!
- All the graphics have been re-done and are now available in high-definition.
- Support for almost any screen resolution, rotation and density, even tablet resolutions.
- On-the-fly screen rotation support, used on devices with fold-out keyboard.
- Multiple performance improvements to increase applications speed.
- Improved error messages with better descriptions.
- Improved detection of network connection and faster reconnections.
- Fixed the texts and controllers that were cropped in some places.
- Fixed the album art view which was often inconsistent with what was playing.
- Fixed when the widget was not showing the correct content.
- Fixed an issue with the application not playing the next song in certain cases.
- New devices supported: HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z, Huawei U8300, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Cliq XT, Motorola
- XT720, Samsung Galaxy 3 (Apollo), Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson X8 and ZTE Blade