After being launched for iOS two months ago, ChatGPT can now be “pre-ordered” by Android users who want to use the popular chatbot on their devices. If it achieves similar popularity to the iPhone version, we can expect significant usage numbers in the coming weeks.
While ChatGPT and other OpenAI tools can be accessed on mobile devices through the web interface, the dedicated app offers a much better user experience. In the first week alone, the iPhone version was downloaded half a million times, although its success was later surpassed by Threads.
The Android version of the ChatGPT app seems to have the same functionality as the iOS version, meaning it will likely have most, if not all, of the features of the web-based version. It should also allow users to sync their conversations and preferences across devices, so those using an iPhone at home and an Android at work can seamlessly switch between the two.
However, there may be some differences between the iOS and Android versions due to the variations in the two operating systems. For example, features like Siri and Shortcuts, which were added to the iOS app in June, may not be available on Android, but there could be similar alternatives for Android users.
OpenAI mentioned on Twitter that the Android app would be rolling out to users next week, presumably starting in the U.S. There is no information about release plans for other countries, but it is likely that they will follow in the coming weeks or months, as was the case with the iOS app.
If you want to be notified when the app becomes available, you can pre-register on the Play Store.