Thursday, February 5, 2015

Apple will release its first Android-app –

The company Apple is developing its first Android-based application – online music service that will compete with Spotify. About this newspaper writes 9to5Mac.

As a basis Apple uses a streaming music service Beats Music, which acquired last year with the company Beats Electronics. However, the new Android-app Apple developed their own.

The cost of access to streaming music service will be about $ 8 per month – less than $ 10 at Spotify and YouTube Music Key – but Apple may revise the pricing.

This is an unusual move for Apple – still with the purchase of a startup company or service demanded to stop supporting Android-version. At the same time, Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly noted that the company has no prejudice against the development of Android-application, if it deems it necessary.

Given that the share of Android accounts for about 85 percent of the global smartphone market, Apple will be able to significantly expand the user base of the new service, says Mashable.


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