Feb 27 AT 11:50 PM Dustin Earley 25 Comments

uTorrent client coming soon to an Android device near you


Torrent remote controllers, applications that give you access to various torrent clients on your PC from your Android device, are nothing new. However, a bona fide torrent client for Android is. Imagine being able to download and seed any and all types of files directly from your Android device. It may seem a little far fetched right now, but with a uTorrent client in the works for Android, it’s about to become a reality.

As Android inches closer to desktop replacement territory with hardware like the Transformer and software like Ubuntu for Android, traditional desktop apps well suited for post-PC devices are set to evolve at a rapid pace. Photoshop is one application that has made the transition with ease.

Photoshop Touch has set the standard for just how well desktop applications can work on post-PC devices. Advanced photo editing is well suited for the experience a tablet offers. For some who have replaced their laptop with a Transformer Prime, not having the ability to edit photos with their mobile computer would be a deal breaker. The same goes for torrenting.

Plenty of people rely on torrents for legitimate file sharing (not just pirating) all over the world. A complete uTorrent app for Android would likely push millions of users towards tablets and phones that can run the app.

If Google really wants to see Android hit the next stage of evolution, they need to push for software developers like BitTorrent, the folks behind uTorrent, to make applications for Android. Apple’s iPad may have a leg up on Android when it comes to app selection right now, but Android’s open market and flexibility gives it a huge advantage when it comes to which platform is best suited to make a smooth transition from desktop to mobile.

BitTorrent has gone on the record to say there’s no ETA for uTorrent for Android.

Source: TorrentFreak

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • YMS123

    There are already plenty of third party torrent clients on the Market, still , tiered data users beware

    • kev

      Ya but many private trackers don’t allow them because they don’t play well with other peers and don’t report stats properly

  • KB23

    I love my uTorrent remote app, and with the uTorrent torrent app my phone and tablet will be such a benefit.

  • kwills88

    Though tTotrent app been great to me this is welcomed with open arms.

  • Justin

    torrent is and will remain my desktop torrent client of choice – but tTorrent for android is where I believe I’ll stay. Unless uTorrent android can provide features which are not currently present in tTorrent. But really….what more is there to add?

  • stormkroe

    These have been out for a while already. I’ve got ‘Adownloader’ and it works great. Too bad utorrent didn’t get here until torrents started going extinct.
    P.S. please get disqus for your comments section.

    • CTown

      Then there would be countless spam posts on how somebody’s grandmother’s neighbor’s cousin made money while staying home!

  • aranea

    Torrent clients will make Android a real desktop replacement.

  • Mike

    Swarm works perfectly for me…

  • clocinnorcal

    Like others have stated, I have been using tTorrent for quite a while now. Curious to see how nice the utorrent app is.

  • Christopher Wueste

    While I agree that it will be cool to have Utorrent on my phone, I don’t see what all the commotion is all about. I have been using atorrent for a long time and it works fantastic. Torrent clients are nothing new to the Android ecosystem. Not to say they aren’t freaking awesome to have.

  • slinkyvagabond

    +1 for aTorrent!! Works beautifully!

  • MitchRapp81

    this is like 11 years too late… torrents are dead.

    • honourbound68

      ummm no.. having a different delivery system makes it “new” again. people will want their content without having to be chained to their desktop/laptops.

  • Wayne Burman

    Always uTorrent on my PC, but aDownloader works fine on my Prime. Downloads direct to my tablet :-)


  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    Time to sail to the Android. Can’t wait to see what it comes from this.

  • tonis79

    Isn’t the possibility of exploits in Android an issue when you start using torrents? I only ask because it seems like the quickest way to get a virus is downloading torrents on your computer.

    • dcds

      I don’t think so. Unless there is something I’m missing, torrent is just the messenger. You risk the same downloading stuff by http. Of course, some content has had more problems statistically than others…

      What do you use torrents for? :D

  • Trinhbo

    Yeah, I can vouch for using aDownloader for a while too. However the interface looks extremely amateurish so it’d be nice if uTorrent can be a polished app.

  • Nathan D.

    These things are always useful =)

  • aakash

    awesome ;) uTorrent FTW!

  • maormark

    I want to use it as hammer to break my iPhone :)

  • Rohit Sharma

    I’ve been using SmartTorrent since a few days now and I can really vouch for it. It’s the best torrent client available for android and has a nice tablet ui too. I don’t think with already soo many torrent clients available, we even need another one.