July 23, 2023, 10:09 AM IST
Microsoft’s popular artificial intelligence-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, is all set to expand its reach by launching its Android app. The announcement was made by the creator, OpenAI, via a tweet on their official Twitter handle. The Android version of ChatGPT is expected to roll out to users next week, and pre-orders are already available on the Google Play Store.
The launch of ChatGPT’s Android app comes after its tremendous success and popularity in the field of AI. Introduced last year, ChatGPT gained widespread acclaim for its ability to perform a wide range of tasks, including article writing, presentation preparation, poem composition, and even scripting film scenarios. Its versatility had earned it a massive user base and created a frenzy in the AI community.
Microsoft-backed OpenAI had previously launched the chatbot for iOS users, which further boosted its popularity. The iOS version enabled users to sync their conversations and offered support for voice input, bringing the latest model improvements to their fingertips.
Despite the initial hype and success, ChatGPT has witnessed a decline in mobile and desktop traffic in recent months. According to internet data firm Similarweb, the mobile and desktop traffic dropped by 9.7 percent in June, while Sensor Tower reported a decrease in iPhone version downloads. The dip in usage can be attributed to certain limitations of the chatbot and the inevitable scrutiny that follows widespread adoption.
In the realm of AI-powered chatbots, Google’s Bard remains without a mobile app, putting it at a disadvantage compared to its competitors. In contrast, Microsoft’s Bing has already established a presence on both Android and iOS platforms since February, making it a formidable rival to ChatGPT.
OpenAI’s move to launch ChatGPT on Android is aimed at expanding its user base and offering more accessibility to Android users. The upcoming app promises to provide users with a seamless experience and will likely include the same features present in the iOS version, such as conversation sync and voice input.
Users eager to experience ChatGPT’s capabilities on Android can pre-order the app from the Google Play Store starting today. Once the app is officially rolled out, those who pre-ordered will be among the first to have it installed on their devices. It is anticipated that the Android version will be free for users, further incentivizing its adoption.
As ChatGPT’s Android app prepares to hit the market, users are eagerly anticipating the same level of AI-powered convenience and versatility that its iOS counterpart offered. The move signifies OpenAI’s commitment to making its innovative chatbot accessible to a broader audience.