uTorrent has announced the release of a native uTorrent app for Android. The app is still in its beta and will run on any device using Android 2.1 or higher. The company claims that in a bid to stay true to its reputation of creating the most lightweight and powerful BitTorrent client, it has been working on the app for months. Not only that, the new app is as lightweight and powerful as the desktop client.
According to the CEO of BitTorrent, Eric Klinker, “We’re making it easier than ever for Android users to download their favorite personal content directly to their mobile device-something consumers are doing more and more, as their smart phones and tablets come equipped with large amounts of storage space.”
The app is fairly equal to the desktop client in terms of functionality and packs a number of features including no cap on the speed of size of downloads, RSS subscriptions and more. The app is available for download in the Google Play Store.
However, it remains to be seen how useful such an app would be for the mobile users. Mobile devices typically come with data plans which are definitely not cheap enough to allow unlimited torrent downloads. And that greatly dimishes the possible uses of a torrent app on such devices.