uTorrent for Android released today on Play Store, App Store left in dust.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Calidude, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

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  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Torrent apps been on the play store for the longest. I been using tTorrent.
     
  3. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes but that's the only good client and it cost 5 bucks. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw uTorrent up there for free no less.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I been using the lite version. It does have a speed cap of 300kps dwn, but I haven't been downloading anything big on it yet.

    I will check utorrent out though :)
     
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    Wow been waiting for the official app. Downloading now.
     
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    And what standard would that be? Free torrent apps?
     
  7. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The rise of popular yet illicit desktop apps finally being released on mobile app stores.

    There's really no reason Apple shouldn't allow uTorrent as it has legit uses, but their iTunes business says otherwise.
     
  8. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    I think I would rather the risk of virus/trojans etc which can come from various torrents to hit my iMac than my S3. Not sure how safe or wise it would be for me to use my only phone for torrents.

    I do have to say in Apple's favour, if App store is such crap, then why can't I get a compatible version of PvZ in Android Play store??? (GS3 Canada)
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Torrents arnt just used for sharing pirated software so what's the biggie?
     
  10. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple doesn't want to give users any ideas I imagine...
     
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    im gonna use this to **** with att for throttling me
     
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    Finally? You agreed with LIVEFRMNYC in your previous post that torrent apps been on the Play Store for a while now. How is this "finally"?
     
  13. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you reading anything other than the word "finally"?
     
  14. navajarunner macrumors regular

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    I've been doing this already with BitTorrent which was already available. (Not talking about BitTorrent Remote)

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Yes, I'm reading it all. I'm just trying to understand how the release of uTorrent today signals a new standard.
     
  16. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Let's say for a minute Apple allows you to have torrent apps on the App Store. And you manage to add a torrent to it which it promptly downloads the file with.

    What would you then do with said file ? :confused:

    And anyone that thinks Torrents are just about pirating have not been hanging the open source community. Torrents are used a ton there for big software image distribution. There's quite a lot more to torrents then "illicit activity", BitTorrent itself is not illicit.
     
  17. navajarunner macrumors regular

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    Play it? View it? Read it?...?
     
  18. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're not reading what I said. I said popular yet illicit desktop apps.
     
  19. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    From within the torrent app ? That makes it a very complicated torrent app... So you want torrents, video player, audio player, ebook reader, all-in-one ?

    For free nonetheless.

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    There's nothing illicit about uTorrent.
     
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    I'm reading what you're saying but I guess I'm not seeing your point. So, why don't you enlighten me?
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You cannot call a torrent app safe, ok, etc and then say Apple needs to ALSO let illicit apps in their store. So which is it? Is uTorrent illicit or not? I say no and in that case, Apple doesn't have to change their standards. Keeping truly illicit apps out of their store isn't a bad thing.
     
  22. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I mean illicit in terms of not being allowed in many places such as App Stores, University networks, etc.

    My idea of a truly illicit app is something that is only used to do something illegal by Federal law.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If that is what you believe then stop using the word illicit in your posts FFS.
     
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    Will you guys stop chewing his head off over one word sheesh
     
  25. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Jeez, fair enough then. I figured people knew what I was saying by "popular yet illicit" but I guess not.
     

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