Up to now, there's been no shortage of rudimentary BitTorrent apps for Android, both in the areas of actual download clients (usually pretty poor stuff) and remote managers for desktop torrent programs. But now, downloaders have access to one of the most popular and celebrated torrent clients out there: µTorrent, often called uTorrent or MicroTorrent. The officially blessed BitTorrent client is now available as a beta Android app, downloadable to any Android device running Eclair or later.

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The µTorrent Beta seems to be an updated version of BitTorrent Beta, the official BitTorrent company's app. Both apps (along with the remote managers for their desktop programs) are available on Google Play now. There are no restrictions on download or upload speed, or data file size - anything your phone and connection can handle is fair game. Though µTorrent is marked as beta, there's a lot of features that dedicated BitTorrent users will appreciate, including user-set speeds and RSS support. There is a distressing note on the Play Store page that the app "currently free", so if you think you might want µTorrent later, pick it up now.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/branaja Branimir

    and google is removing it in 3, 2, 1..

    • http://www.androidradar.de/ Leif

      for what reason? Torrent in general is legal...it depends on what you do with it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        It's a tough argument, but Hollywood have really fought to close BitTorrent regardless of its uses. Whil Weaton argued this here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/05/wil-wheaton-yo-hollywood-let-me-download-ubuntu

        To be really honest though I would say that I use BitTorrent mostly to be naughty and to perhaps grab the latest CM release or Linux distro.

      • http://kennydude.me/ Joe Simpson

        Ubuntu has it pre-installed with a notice saying there not responsible for it, and you agree that you will download legal content with it

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          I'll have to try out Transmission and see what it says then.

      • http://twitter.com/branaja Branimir

        it is legal, but you see that google is moving torrent sites down on their searches.

  • Ken Masters

    Something to challenge aDownloader on my phone? I like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    This does have useful white uses like when I want to grab the latest CyanogenMod version from Get.CM or maybe a Linux distro on the go.

    Of course, this makes grabbing illegal content much easier on the go though either way you would want to use Wi-Fi as I can imagine BitTorrent really bites into 3G bills.

  • David Shirtliff

    It's never called MiniTorrent, except by idiots who don't know their SI prefixes. µ means micro.

    • 3PoL

      Nuh-uh, it means nano, dude!


      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        Nope, the SI prefix nano uses n.

        nm is a nanometer or 0.00000001 metres.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mainul.mizan Mainul Mizan

          You should take - "Sarcasm 101".

        • 3PoL

          Sorry, I actually wrote "" at the end of my comment, but it was removed. :-D

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Gosh, you're right. It's been a long time since I used any torrent client.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      Yes it means it micro!


    • Matthew Fry

      uh... µ is actually greek letter. Pronounced me (apparently. I've always pronounced it mew). Seriously, though. Is it called microTorrent? Cause I always called it mewtorrent.

      • GraveUypo

        yeah me too. only i use the correct "me" pronunciation.

  • mgamerz

    Incoming carrier blocking attempts in

    • bluevoodo

      didnt courts rule this illegal recently

      • mgamerz

        I wasn't aware carriers cared about laws protecting citizens.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    It's also worth noting that there is a sister app called BitTorrent Beta which is almost identical to this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bittorrent.client&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLmJpdHRvcnJlbnQuY2xpZW50Il0.

    I wish the UI in both of them adhered more to the official Google design documentation with the holo theme.

  • Jeremiah Rice

    I've got to admit, I'm tempted to download half a dozen Linux distros on LTE just for the hell of it. Verizon can have my unlimited data when they tear it from my cold, dead hands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      In that case I would start with BackTrack 5 as it is a whopping 4GB! I love trolling Verizon.

    • Guest

      That looks awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    ttorrent pro ftw!

  • Dinofan01

    That's awful to look at. I'll stick with ttorent, thank you.

  • PINJ

    aTorrent Rocks But Ill Have A Look At Thius One And See What All The Hype Is About

  • http://twitter.com/snalty sam nalty

    Here is how I think it should look as the current UI is horrific. http://holothere.tumblr.com/post/30947966584/utorrent-holo

    • Leonel Macias


    • Jeremiah Rice

      Nice work, Sam. We sent out a link to your site from the official Android Police Twitter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I would e-mail them with your concept image, I did that too and also said that they should have the µTorrent green-coloured logo for the notification icon.

      • http://twitter.com/snalty sam nalty

        notification icons should only be white

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

          I think it would be nice if they were interchangeable. Personally for branded stuff I prefer a coloured notification logo.

    • Aman Yajurvedi

      Wow. that looks fabulous.

  • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

    Actually, you can't turn a free app into a paid one, so if it says "free for now", the only thing they can do is to add an in-app payment. So grabbing it now won't help ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erik.graul Erik Graul

    Dose anyone know a good Mp3gain app? Something I can use to make my
    Mp3's louder. I'm with out a computer at the moment, so I need to uses
    my phone to do everything.

  • Qbancelli