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Music streamer Spotify was already on-record as hoping to unveil an application for iPhone, amongst other mobile platforms; a concept vid fo…

Music streamer Spotify was already on-record as hoping to unveil an application for iPhone, amongst other mobile platforms; a concept vid for an iPhone app even leaked out in February. But the first near-complete app it’s showing in public is actually on Android, and here’s the demo video…

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The app, a work-in-progress, will be demoed at Google's I/O developer event in San Francisco – rare exposure across the Atlantic for a service that so far runs only in western Europe and Scandinavia. The app includes pre-caching of tracks for offline use and, of course, tracks playlisted in the desktop app are mirrored whilst mobile. It's no surprise that Spotify is unveiling its Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android app at Google's own conference, but Android handsets' poor battery life may hamper its success as a music device. Further mobile announcements are due in the coming weeks and months from Spotify.

  1. Well it would be pretty silly to demo an iPhone app at a Google conference, wouldn't it?

    More seriously, why would they launch on iPhone-only? As you say, Spotify is at present confined to Europe, where iPhone's market share is pretty small. For example, while iPhone has sold 1 million units in its first 16 months in the UK, Nokia's N95 sold 7 million in its first six months – and carries on selling strongly.

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  2. They must do something about the poor quality of their battery. Absolutely, they won't be successful with their music device with this battery condition.

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