With the popularity of BitTorrent clients for desktops and laptops, it was only a matter of time before developers started releasing Android versions of their desktop software. This means that your Android phone can now download legal and legitimate torrents directly.
Just like their desktop and laptop counterparts, these BitTorrent apps allow your files to resume downloading if your Internet connection was interrupted. It is also possible to look for torrents in search engines like ExtraTorrent, isoHunt, Kickasstorrents, and The Pirate Bay, to name a few. You can also control downloading speed, uploading speed, and torrent queuing.
Here is a list of some of the best Android BitTorrent clients. All of these can be downloaded from the Android Market.
aTorrent is a native P2P BitTorrent app. This application supports ads, but a paid version of aTorrent may be purchased to remove them.
Get aTorrent – Torrent Downloader from the Android Market.
aDownloader uses the BTJunkie torrent search engine by default, but can be changed to ExtraTorrent, isoHunt, The Pirate Bay, and more. It has no ads and it also has an easy-to-understand user interface.
Get aDownloader from the Android Market.
tTorrentLite supports ads and has a maximum download speed of 250 kb/s, but purchasing the paid version can remove the download speed limit, as well as the ads.
Get tTorrent Lite from the Android Market.
Rutracker Downloader has no speed limits, but it does have ads. To remove them, especially in Rutracker Downloader 126.96.36.199 or higher, it is necessary to buy the Rutracker Downloader Donate patch in the Android Market. This program requires you to be on Android 2.2 or higher.
Get Rutracker Downloader from the Android Market.
This app is more of a remote torrent manager than an app that downloads torrents to your phone. Unlike the four previous apps, Torrent-Fu uses uTorrent WebUI or Transmission to download torrents to a remote computer, instead of downloading the torrents directly into your phone. To be able to use Torrent-fu to manage the torrent downloads to your desktop, you need to install either uTorrent 1.8.2 or Transmission 1.2 on your desktop.
Get Torrent-fu from the Android Market.
One of the downsides to using BitTorrent apps or downloading torrents to your phone is that they eat up battery life, as they download content from the Internet. Wi-Fi is the recommended network to use with these apps. Be careful about downloading software, too, in order to avoid malware. Most importantly, download only legitimate and legal torrents.
What BitTorrent client do you use on your Android device?