Tim Prepare dinner hints extra Apple apps might come to Android
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Apple stepped into the Android waters late final yr with the launch of Apple Music on Google’s competing cellular OS. But when feedback made by Tim Prepare dinner at current “City Corridor” occasion for Apple staff are to be believed, it won’t be the final. In response to sources on the occasion who reported information to 9to5Mac, Prepare dinner stated that Apple Music on Android was a means of “testing the waters” to see if it might additional increase its providers division on Android.
Numerous iCloud providers, together with calendars, e-mail, notes and reminders all look like a pure place to start out, as does the firm’s revamped iCloud photograph library. That is to not point out iMessage, one other logical app to convey to Android. That may give the many individuals on the market who use Android tighter integration between their telephones and Mac computer systems and iPads. Apple Pay can also be a serious initiative for the corporate, however it looks like it could be more durable to tug off from a safety standpoint, as Apple clearly does not have the identical management over each hardware and software program that it does by itself platforms.
There’s additionally some query as to how many individuals truly need these providers on Android — with the ability to sync Android photographs together with your iCloud photograph library would definitely be helpful, however there’s little query that Apple’s iCloud providers lag fairly far behind Google’s in lots of methods. Nonetheless, Microsoft and Google have each made some extent of placing their providers on all the main platforms as a lot as they’re able to — if Apple needs to compete from a software program standpoint, it may need to do the identical factor. The corporate’s annual developer even ought to be occurring about 4 months from now, an excellent time for Apple to start out planting the seeds for such a transfer.