I have a new Galaxy S5 from Telecom that had Spotify pre-installed. The issue I have is when I first launched the pre-installed app Spotify alerted that the version installed on the phone was no longer supported and I had to install the latest version. So I went ahead and installed the latest version. After installing, the new app notified that there was an old version that had to be uninstalled. I chose to uninstall the old version, and this appeared to work fine until I went back into the app drawer and saw two Spotify icons for both versions! No variations of installing, uninstalling one or the other works as the uninstall of the pre-installed version simply reverts to the factory version of the app which then requires the latest version to be re-installed even if it is already installed!
Try going into the Application Manager, find the old version and Disable it if possible. This can usually be done with pre-installed apps. You may have to uninstall the updates first if you haven't already.
I have the same issue with my Note 3. Stock ROM, no root. Have to keep finding non-root ways of doing things!
The app change was to do with a security issue I believe. Everyone using Spotify (pre-installed or not) had to install the new and remove/disable the old. One of the issues with Telcos etc installing their own list of apps with the ROM is that you can't remove defunct/deprecated system apps!
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