Android Phone Tips

Android Phone Tips
Spotify is a really great digital music streaming service that is available in a number of subscriptions ranging from free (ad-supported) and paid. Spotify is available right from your browser or you can pick up the Android version of the service, as well. Spotify opens up your Android to a world of music.  The merits of Spotify as a music streaming subscription service for your desktop are substantially greater - it's well organized, searching and streaming are quick, powerful, and pretty. 

Unfortunately, if you plan on using Spotify on your Android device, there's a lot less to love, unless your musical needs are very specific. Spotify for Android is good for one thing: finding music. In fact, as an Android music streaming and playback app, Spotify is really pretty terrible, and I'm not being hyperbolic - the app has major issues that I just don't see users glossing over and forgiving. The app itself is sort of the bastard son of an iPhone layout with Android elements. Streaming songs is pretty snappy (snappier than Pandora), too. 

Spotify has two streaming quality settings - 96Kbps, and 160Kbps. 96Kbps is what Pandora considers "High" quality on its Android app - and songs at this bitrate will drink down your data at a substantial, thought not absurd, rate. You can also sync directly from your computer to speed up the process (Spotify's desktop app discovers your local music, which you can also then sync to your phone)

Unfortunately, Android syncing can only be accomplished via your local wireless network. Spotify for Android has a long way to go before I'd call it a real streaming solution. Spotify lacks features that even the official Google Music app has (hierarchies, easy sync) - and that's a sad state of affairs. Now, on the desktop, Spotify is brilliant. Spotify's a good concept (especially compared to Pandora), but its mobile execution leaves a lot to be desired. 

About 8 percent of Americans now do most of their web surfing on a smartphone and about 35 percent consider it as primary access point for Internet, according to a study by Pew Internet and American Life Project. Hence here is a look at phones that are compatible with Spotify.
As of now Spotify has listed certain phones that are compatible and the list of Spotify-friendly mobile devices are:

Apple: Apple iPhone, Apple iPod Touch
Google: Google Nexus One
HTC: HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire Z, HTC Dream (G1), HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Magic, HTC Tatto, HTC Wildfire, HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC HD 2
INQ: INQ Cloud Touch
LG: LG GW620
Motorola: Motorola XT720, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Cliq XT

Nokia: Nokia 5230, Nokia 5320, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5630 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 6110, Nokia 6120c, Nokia 6210, Nokia 6220c, Nokia 6290, Nokia 6700s, Nokia 6710, Nokia 6720, Nokia 6730c, Nokia 6760s, Nokia C5, Nokia C7, Nokia E5, Nokia E51, Nokia E52, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E71, Nokia E7, Nokia E72, Nokia E75, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N8, Nokia N82, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N96, Nokia 97, Nokia N97 Mini and Nokia X6.
Palm: Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixie Plus
Samsung : Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy 3 (Apollo), Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy 5, Samsung Spica, Samsung GT-I8910 Omnia HD, Samsung Omina II

Sony Ericsson: Sony Ericsson Experia X8, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, Sony Ericsson U1i Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, Sony Ericsson Xperia X2
ZTE: ZTE Blade
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