A new version of the Spotify iOS app (0.4.23) has just been released, giving 320kbps streaming quality amongst other improvements. Can you please realease a new version of the Spotify Android app which is functionally equivalent to the iOS app? We need playlist folders (which iOS has had for some time) and 320kbps streaming. Or is Android always going to play second fiddle to iOS in Spotify's world?
Update 2012-04-16: Spotify iOS app (0.4.24) has now been release, and still no update for Android!
As many of you know, we released the new version of Spotify for Android to the Google Play Store yesterday complete with the following features:
Support for Android 4.0
High Resolution Artist Images
Home Screen Widget
As a result, my first inclination is to change the status of this idea to "not planned". Our logic is this: The wording of the idea suggests that in order for one version of the Spotify app to remain "functionally equivalent", Spotify would actually have to hold back the release of another version of the app.
However, I shy away from changing the status to "not planned" for fear that the status could be misinterpreted as an initiative on the part of Spotify to refrain from updating the Android app in the future, which is certainly not the plan.
I'm going to go ahead and and change the status of this idea to "implemented" in light of the recent release, but I would like to remind folks of the inherent nature of app development and circumstances which could arise which leads asymmetrical development of applications.