Exciting news for AI enthusiasts and users alike, as the ChatGPT for Android app has finally arrived on the Google Play Store! After the successful launch of the free iOS app on iPhones and iPads a few months ago, Android users can now experience the power of this popular chatbot on their devices as well. OpenAI announced the app’s availability through a tweet and mentioned that it will be initially accessible in the United States, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil, with plans to expand to other countries in a staged rollout, similar to what was done for the iOS version.
The arrival of the Android app follows recent reports from Sensor Tower and Similarweb, which indicated a decline in web traffic and app installations for ChatGPT during June. This decline may have been triggered by the launch of competing AI chatbots like Threads, which created intense competition in the market. As a result, there is uncertainty surrounding whether ChatGPT’s initial explosive success will continue or if it has reached a plateau.
Interestingly, OpenAI’s GPT-4 model also powers the Bing AI chatbot, which has already been available on Android devices for several months. On the other hand, Google’s Bard AI solely relies on a web interface, opting not to have a dedicated app like ChatGPT and Bing AI. It seems that many tech companies are actively rolling out AI-powered tools for mobile apps, reflecting the growing interest in incorporating AI capabilities into everyday mobile experiences.
It’s worth noting that while ChatGPT is now available on both major mobile platforms, Apple has yet to release its own chatbot. However, according to a recent Bloomberg report, the tech giant is allegedly testing an internal chatbot. If this speculation holds true, it may signal Apple’s intention to join the AI chatbot arena in the future.
With the expansion of ChatGPT to Android and potential developments in the AI chatbot landscape, the future of AI-driven interactions on mobile devices looks promising. Users can now enjoy the benefits of conversational AI wherever they are, opening up new possibilities for seamless, intelligent interactions and assistance on their smartphones and tablets.
ChatGPT for Android is now available for download in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil! We plan to expand the rollout to additional countries over the next week. https://t.co/NfBDYZR5GI
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) July 25, 2023