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mienaikage
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uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

The uTorrent development team is working on a native Android BitTorrent client for smartphones. Abuse is currently defined as "using it in a way that it is not intended for as a consumer mobile product" but if this becomes an official app on the Android market then what sort of usage would we draw the line at? The "consumer mobile product" is ever changing so we're going to need clearer definitions.

 

http://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-native-android-client-on-the-way-120225/

thesaint
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

20gb is considered to be excessive a mth,as gg will think someone
is tethering

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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

They are getting together more details to be released later this week ( I think for discussion ) I would imagine all sort sort of use will be part of that
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arobba
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

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mienaikage wrote:

The uTorrent development team is working on a native Android BitTorrent client for smartphones. Abuse is currently defined as "using it in a way that it is not intended for as a consumer mobile product" but if this becomes an official app on the Android market then what sort of usage would we draw the line at? The "consumer mobile product" is ever changing so we're going to need clearer definitions.

 

http://torrentfreak.com/utorrent-native-android-client-on-the-way-120225/


I've had the tTorrent app on my 'droid phone for ages: s'ok but I'd switch to uTorrent quite happily

neil40
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

Yeah,this issue needs to be sorted asap so we all know where we stand with regards to data usage & fup.
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arobba
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?


neil40 wrote:
Yeah,this issue needs to be sorted asap so we all know where we stand with regards to data usage & fup.


Not really: as long as people don't kick the arse out of it then it's a non-issue.

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liamfellover
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

i dont think torrent usage should be aloud on a mobile network full stop. it will hammer the systems as for the way it sends traffic from one to another peer.
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sloz
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

The method on how you use data on your phone is of no interest to giffgaff, only the ammount and the rate of use,
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

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sloz wrote:
The method on how you use data on your phone is of no interest to giffgaff, only the ammount and the rate of use,

exactly... which is why everybody needs to stop perpetuating the 20Gb MYTH (no names mentioned)

plenty of users get barred for (approx) 1Gb in an hour or so.... being that this is exactly the kind of use that torrents allow (signal & data rate permitting) people need to be extremely wary of torrenting.

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thewordsmith
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Re: uTorrent coming to Android, changes to the FUP inbound?

I've had the tTorrent app on my phone in the past. I don't any longer, but I don't think this utorrent app will make much difference.
Having said that, utorrent is much better known than tTorrent, so it'll probably increase the popularity of people torrenting from their phones.
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