Apple reportedly working on its first Android app ever, it might be a Beats-powered music service

Apple reportedly working on its first Android app ever, it might be a Beats-powered music service
Do you remember that Apple acquired Beats Audio back in May 2014 for roughly $3 billion? Cupertino is said to be ditching the existing Beats Music app for iOS/Android in favor of a whole new music streaming service similar to Spotify, which will help Apple gain valuable positions on the music-streaming market.

Rumors claim that Apple's streaming service rival will command monthly installments of just $7.99, which is cheaper than the aforementioned Spotify and most of the bigger names in the music-streaming business. If Apple puts such a price tag, there will probably be some shiftings on the market, but if Cupertino wants to be really successful in this aspect, it surely needs to consider making an Android app for its music streaming service.

According to some sources, this will certainly happen. Tech insiders close to Cupertino have allegedly claimed that Apple is really prepping its first app for Google's platform, which will allow Android users to flock towards its Beats-powered music subscription service.

We can only speculate that the Beats-powered music-streaming service will debut at this year's WWDC event (as it's one of the more major events for Apple in the foreseeable future). If the rumors are true, Apple's first Android app might arrive sometime near or after the developers' conference.

source: 9To5Mac via Techradar



1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Spotify FTW

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Stupid FTW comments are stupid.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Whoa. Steve Jobs is turning in his grave/urn at the thought of Apple making anything for the Android platform.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Steve Jobs will revive himself to stop this

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

If he didnt already turn when Apple bought out Beats. He would have preferred that Apple would have positioned itself with premium headphones, ear buds, etc. instead of buying themselves into that market.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

Hopefully Beats is not the only thing... I know many Android users who want iMessage, Facetime, and Find My Friends, among other features on iOS... I just got the last update for iTunes - this thing is freakin Awesome... Too bad you guys still rely on basic file transfer/organize ways introduced in windows 3.1

3. polybius

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Hopefully it won’t be a US only service …

5. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Waitaminnit! Copying someone else with a cheaper product? Where have I heard tell of that before..?

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Beats had their own streaming service before Apple even though of buying it...

6. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It better not look or work like an iOS app.

8. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think it would be appropriate for Apple to return the favour. All of Google's apps on iOS look like Android apps.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

It would be more appropriate if Google's apps on iOS work and look like iOS apps and Apple's app on Android works and looks like Android apps.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

I like iOS design language. But new Google's Material Design deserves praise as well.. I kind of like Google to keep their design aspects for iOS apps - Google is a giant with its own ecosystem - it keeps their services visually different so you know which ecosystem you're in. Unlike on Android, with iOS we get best of all platforms: Apple, Google, MS, and BB... Choice is really with Apple users...

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This sounds pretty good. Right now though, I'm giving Deezer a try since I'm a Cricket customer, just signed up for the free trial and after that it's only $6 a month.

11. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Google going to block it

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

doubt it.

14. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Something, on an android will in one shape or another have an apple logo? unsure how to react, logical conflict! :)

19. AlikMalix unregistered

Well one of the reasons Apple dropped Google Maps as default (and in effect made it a download instead) was because Google insisted to plaster their Logo all over the place, read somewhere that Google wanted their logo even bigger after initial licencing expired...

20. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Got a link to any pictures of the logo in maps on apple devices? I mean it can't be that big since it would then interfere with maps interface?

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