Apple's Android App

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by thekeyring, May 17, 2015.

  1. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    I'm sorry if this isn't the right forum, but it's the best fit I could find...

    Is anyone else excited to see Apple demo their streaming service at WWDC 2015 because of the possibility of seeing an Android app on stage?

    This is new territory for Apple. It's always a bit odd when they show off a Windows product, but this will be even stranger.

    Also, what hardware will they use, does everyone think? A nexus? A Galaxy S6? Android running on an iPhone?

    Or perhaps they will only demo the iOS version then subtly mention it's also available on Android 4.3 and newer, too.
     
  2. maka344 macrumors 65816

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    Until they bring iMessage to Andriod. Who cares?!
     
  3. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Which streaming service? Apple is coming out with a couple.
     
  4. thekeyring thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The one based on Beats Music.
     
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    Apple have a heck of a lot to do to persuade me to switch from Google Play Music All Access to their new streaming service.

    They also need to play catch up on this - launching it in the usual apple way of USA and then 8 months later trickle to some more countries and 3 years down the line Ireland gets it would be an absolute joke at this stage.

    Global rollout - discounts if your purchase albums whilst being a subscriber, and a competitive price point (has to be less than my €7.99 GPM) and not have limits on number of devices I can access from -

    Otherwise to be quite frank, I honestly don't care if they show it off on a gold plated dildo as it would be too little, too late to the party.
     
  6. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. Too little, too late. I use Google All Access the most, and then Spotify and Pandora for streaming. I see no need to change, especially since I already have my music curated and set on all 3 platforms. I also know that when I travel to Europe, I'll still have access to Google All Access, which is a bonus.

    The limit on number of devices is probably going to be in place though. As long as it is between 5 and 10 devices and you can delete one device to add another without issue, it isn't that big of a deal. Apple already has this policy in place for iTunes, and doubt it will change.
     
  7. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    My guess is since this is a grifting/skimming service they'll roll it out fairly quickly. If they could monetize iMessage and Facetime usage you'd suddenly see Android apps for them too.
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    They could monetize on it now if they wanted to. iMessage and Facetime on Android would be more about the sign of the times vs strictly of monetary gain.
     
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    It is easily in my book but options are nice.

    It easily is better than google play as the desktop program is amazing let alone the new tablet interface.
     
  11. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I really wish Apple would open up iMessage and Facetime. Those two services would easily become number 1 for a vast majority of Android users, since many friends and family members have iPhones. And frankly Facetime is just plain better than Skype and Hangouts (at least for 1 on 1 calls).
     
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Yea that would be nice.
     
  13. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Spotify is the leader. Thats why Apple is going after them full force. Now because of that the DOJ and the FTC and EU are investigating Apple over their business practices concerning Spotify


    http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/4/8540935/apple-labels-spotify-streaming

    http://nypost.com/2015/04/01/competition-commission-probing-music-streaming-services/
     
  14. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I'd like Photos to be cross-platform, or at least on Android and rapid improvements to the web-app. They could certainly monetize this by increasing iCloud revenue.
     
  15. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry for being slow here, but what does Beats Music have anything to do with Android?
     
  16. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    They could probably get one-time fees selling the apps, which would be chump change to Apple (and maybe a net loss, since these apps keep people imprisoned to iPhones), but they couldn't get the type of recurring charges to make a meaningful profit center.

    ...adding, if Apple really cared about empowering their customers they'd make these apps as useful as possible - which means making them universally available. Unfortunately, that runs counter to their imprison and exploit business model.
     
  17. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    Beats music is (has been) a cross-platform service. Now that Apple own Beats and have had time to formulate their music streaming strategy, it will be interesting to know if they will continue cross-platform Beats service, or pull the plug on Android & WP.
     
  18. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Agree 100%. Only other thing I can think of is if Apple made those apps for Android ad based revenue. But that's highly unlikely.
     
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    I just cant imagine apple supporting other platforms, it shall be interesting indeed

    Yes I know windows has itunes, but at the time it seemed required for ios adoption and they haven't added new features to windows through itunes like continuity
     
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    Apple's approach is to provide services and products to keep consumers enmeshed in their ecosystem. Producing android apps flies in the face of this methodology. I do not see apple looking to provide android apps.
     
  21. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    The difference here (and in iTunes) is the app is a means of selling content; Will be it's own profit center business unit. For that you want the largest market exposure possible.
     
  22. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    If they want users to be able to buy the music they hear on their music service, wouldn't that require having iTunes on Android as well? I'd be shocked if I ever say an iTunes App on Android. :eek:
     
  23. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    As a huge potential source of revenue to inject into iTunes, I can def see Apple creating an iTunes music app specifically for Android users. Even if just 0.5% of Androids 1.5billion users signed up to buy a couple of songs, that is still a lot of cash for both Apple and the record labels/artists.
     
  24. Robisan macrumors 6502

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    This Beats thing will be separate and different from iTunes, probably subscription streaming ala Spotify, Play Music etc. As noted above, 1.5 billion Android users is too huge a market to ignore.
     
  25. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Right, that I understand. To take advantage of users urge to own a song they hear though would require a means to instantly purchase that music and thus, wouldn't that require an additional iTunes Store app? That was my question and what I'm not certain Apple would ever do. And not being familiar with the rules surrounding the Play Store or their terms of use for developers, would Google even allow an iTunes Store app?
     

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