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OpenAI brings ChatGPT to Android with dedicated app

OpenAI brings ChatGPT to Android with dedicated app

Following its successful launch on iOS two months ago, OpenAI has now announced the availability of the official ChatGPT app for Android users. The company’s popular chatbot can now be “pre-ordered” on the Google Play Store, allowing users to register and receive installation once the app is ready.

While ChatGPT is accessible through the web interface on any mobile device, the dedicated app provides a superior user experience, as demonstrated by its impressive half a million downloads within the first week on iOS. OpenAI expects similar popularity for the Android version, potentially generating significant numbers in the coming weeks.

OpenAI has recently intensified its efforts to enhance the safety and transparency of its AI tools, including ChatGPT, with initiatives like content watermarking. Concerns about misinformation generated by AI have put the company under scrutiny, making improved security measures a crucial aspect of the Android app. Similar to the iOS version, the Android app will offer features like conversation history synchronization across devices.

Functionality-wise, the ChatGPT app on Android is expected to be nearly identical to its iOS counterpart, offering most, if not all, of the web-based version’s features. Conversations and preferences can be seamlessly synced across devices and platforms. However, there might be some differences between the two versions, considering the unique characteristics of each mobile operating system. Features like Siri and Shortcuts, introduced to the iOS version in June, may not be included in the Android app, but comparable alternatives could be offered to Android users.

meanwhile, with the introduction of Android and iOS apps, OpenAI enters into direct competition with Microsoft’s Bing Chat, which also employs OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology. The apps present an alternative means for users to explore large language models (LLMs) without relying solely on a web browser. Additionally, Google’s Bard chatbot has been rolled out in the European Union and Brazil, adding to the growing landscape of AI chatbots. Emerging competitors, such as Anthropic with its Claude 2 assistant, have also entered the arena, offering functionalities that surpass OpenAI’s paid version of ChatGPT. Despite its success, ChatGPT experienced a temporary decline in traffic in June, the first since its launch.

In the crypto community, ChatGPT and other AI chatbots have gained widespread acceptance, with some enthusiasts even using the technology to develop new tokens. As the availability of ChatGPT expands to Android, OpenAI aims to strengthen its position in the evolving landscape of AI-driven chatbots.