22
Sep
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uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients in existence, has released a new alpha build that brings an awesome new functionality. Users can now drag and drop downloaded content to various devices (including Android phones and tablets) directly from the uTorrent interface.

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uTorrent also plans to add video and audio file conversion support in a later, paid version of their software, uTorrent Plus. These features are not new, however. Vuze, a competing BitTorrent client, added device integration and file conversion long ago and has seen great success.

It would appear that the development team at uTorrent is looking to follow that successful model, while still gaining revenue from it. I am left wondering, however, if I am the only one who finds it ironic that uTorrent would be selling a different version of their software, given the fact that the software itself allows users to download just about anything under the sun for free.

Regardless of whether uTorrent's recent improvements are a new concept, the BitTorrent client already has a huge user base which will almost certainly be expanded by the enhancements, despite the stable build release likely being months away.

If you'd like to check out uTorrent's device integration for yourself, you can download the alpha here.

Source: Torrent Freak

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Jon

    I think it would be nicer if it allowed to send the downloaded content to the phone remotely using the android client, so you can access your downloaded files anywhere!

  • Telanis

    I'm waiting for a good Android torrent client. One that supports encrypted traffic.

  • Lorenzo in a Benzo

    Hmmm doesn't really seem all that useful. I will stick to just downloading Torrents on my phone with aDownloader.

  • Michael

    aDownloader is awesome. I could see this working to augment functionality but not replace aDownloader. Too bad you cant get all the functionality in a single app. :)

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