The world’s most popular torrent download client, uTorrent, is now available on Android smartphones and tablets, meaning totally legal* downloads can be made directly to the device you hold in your hand. This represents the first time uTorrent has been available on a mobile device.
Parent company of uTorrent, BitTorrent Inc. has been announcing quite a few changes to its business model, one of which is of course its expansion into mobile, but adverts are expected to play a bigger part in uTorrent’s future, with inclusion in the main client – though BitTorrent Inc. did back off from its initial plan to not be able to turn them off, after a backlash from fans was felt.
According to TorrentFreak, BitTorrent Inc. said: “For the past few months our engineers have been hard at work developing a mobile BitTorrent app that is worthy of the name uTorrent,” BitTorrent Inc. announced. “In order to live up to our high standards, we knew that the app would need to be fast, lightweight, powerful and better than anything else currently on the market.”
To follow up from this release, the developer is also working on a linux compatible version, though it’s been teased for some time – leading some to believe it may never see the light of day.
*may not be totally legal.