If you love Spotify, here is some good news for you. Spotify has just released a new version of its Android app, which offers high-resolution artist images, a faster interface and even support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The updated app had been launched in beta mode in April, but has now been officially launched in the Google Play Store. In addition to its faster performance, the updated app also features a new slide-out navigation menu and even certain new social features, enabling users to view their friends’ profile pages and their playlists.
Some features that have been added after the beta release include folder support for improved playlist organization, a playback queue, a widget for controlling your tracks directly from your home screen and Last.fm scrobbling.
In addition to all this, the new app also features gapless playback and crossfade settings. Gapless playback lets your songs switch seamlessly one after the other, while crossfade allows you to specify the number of seconds (1-12 seconds) in which songs fade into one another. Among other noteworthy features are related artist recommendations, and “extreme” sound setting to listen to songs at 320kbps.
As previously mentioned, the new app also supports devices running on the latest version of Google’s Android OS – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As usual, you need to make a premium subscription in order to listen to your songs on the go.
Only last month, Spotify released its much-awaited iPad app.