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Hot off the heels of the latest update to Rdio for iPhone, last night we submitted a new version for Apple’s approval.

Unlike the previous one that only contained bugfixes, this update contains the much-anticipated features made possible by iOS 4: Background audio! Yep, that means you can listen to Rdio while browsing in Safari or writing an email, or whatever else you’re up to. It also means quick widget access to Play/Pause, Previous and Next buttons. And yes, the clicker on Apple’s headphones also works to play/pause and advance to next track. Now we’re just waiting for the approval from Apple, hopefully that shouldn’t take long.

Rdio for Android is also coming along nicely. Admittedly, the image above is straight from our designers’ Photoshop and not an actual screenshot, but even so, we have an early alpha version running, and hopefully we’ll be in the home stretch soon. We still can’t give a date for availability, but if you haven’t already, put your name on the list, and we’ll email you as soon as it’s ready.

∞  June 24, 2010 — 12:00AM