Just when the Android-iOS divide was getting a little bit confusing, Apple has released its first user-centric app for Google’s mobile operating system. It’s a beta version of Apple Music, and it’s now available for download. The Cupertino executives really hope Android users like it.
To be honest, the idea of Apple building an app that would please Android users is pretty interesting. Bombastic Apple executive Eddy Cue revealed to TechCrunch that his team works really hard to make everything feel familiar to non-iPhone users. “It’s a full native app, so it will look and feel like an Android app. The menus will look like Android, you know the little hamburger they use on the top. It will definitely feel very much like an Android app,” Cue said. “We wanted customers on Android to naturally be able to use it — what they have learned and how they interact is common.”
The app is similar to the iOS app, though the beta version is missing some basic features like music videos. It will also offer a free three-month trial for Apple Music. Then again, Apple Music is hardly a revolutionary app to begin with. We’ll see if a new platform gives us a new reason to care.