Still no news from spotify considering an update (atleast officially)..
But i've been annoying the developers in one of their chatrooms for a while, and when i noticed there was no info on this forum regarding an update, i figured i'd post this.
dan^spotify and chiel are employees at spotify.
This is a log from the spotify platform (developer) irc chat room from Feb. 11th
[18:21:03] <dan^spotify> The Android client is currently undergoing an epic rewrite
[18:21:05] <@chiel> dev0: yeah, we've been a bit understaffed in the mobile department for a while
[18:21:12] <dev0> i just noticed yet another update for the ios app and got a little upset that spotify doesnt work on my tablet, or on ics on my phone
[18:21:13] <@chiel> so it took some time to get up to speed
[18:21:16] <dev0> 😞
[18:21:25] <@chiel> yeah. i won't deny that it sucks
[18:21:38] <@chiel> but like dan^spotify said, the android client is actually undergoing an epic rewrite
..And this is a log from today from the same channel. Does say a lot about how important we Android users are to Spotify
(11:37:58) <dev0> so, i was wondering. how far away is that "epic android rewrite" release date ?
(11:38:33) <dev0> cause 20 million galaxy s2's just got ICS (4.0)..
(11:43:00) <dan^spotify> I'm not sure how that's relevant?
(11:43:31) <dev0> its relevant cause spotify does not work on ics
(11:44:41) <dan^spotify> Well, it's coming along well
So there is light in the end of the tunnel.. But it looks like it's a VERY long tunnel..
For everyone that dont feel like reading through all the pages.
Post from licenced end of page 3:
Here you go - it's in french though
Google Translate says: "To answer all questions at once: Android is a correction on the way, just likethe iPad application, thank you very much ..."
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Thanks dev0 for the chat log.
Can general members login to this IRC chat room or is it for developers only? Have you managed to glean any time frame? Even a vague one of, 6 months/this year etc...
Frankly I'd just be pleased with a stable release that works with Android 2.x (it currently does, just!), Android 3.x (it currenly doesn't) and Android 4.x (it currently doesn't.). iPad and Tablet apps are also long overdue too.
I too don't get why Android has been so neglected. Sure iPhone was once streets ahead of Android in popularity but those days are long, long gone. Spotify Desktop on Windows and OS X is beautiful, the Android app really lets the side down.
Ahh, this is so annoying, I got the OTA update notification yesterday, but I haven't done it because I want Spotify to still work (and I've paid for this month). But to be honest once this month is over if its not 4.0 compatible I'm going to cancel my subscription and upgrade android, sorry Spotify, I want Android 4.0 more than your **bleep**ty client.
Spotify is holding on to my subscription by a thread here, if I lived in the USA or somewhere where there was an alternative I would already be gone.
@bradavon i'm afraid i do not have any further update.
This was pretty much meant as a post to share what little information i did have, since it appeared not to be known by most people that a rewrite was in progress.
I did not want this to be another rant trhead, just information.
And i was hoping someone at spotify would see the thread and confirm it so there would be an official statement.
I will update the front post if i get any new information, but i would not hold my breath!