OpenAI has announced the impending release of the Android version of its ChatGPT app. This follows the successful launch of the iOS version in May. The Android app is slated for release next week, marking another milestone since the ChatGPT tool's initial launch in November.
The Android version of the ChatGPT app is being released a few months after the free iOS app brought the chatbot to iPhones and iPads. The company made the announcement in a tweet, linking to a pre-order page on the Google Play Store where users can register for immediate installation once the app becomes available.
When OpenAI first launched the ChatGPT app on iOS in May, the company had promised that an Android version would be coming "soon". That promise is about to be fulfilled.
For users who cannot wait for the release of the Android app, the Bing app, which utilizes Microsoft's Prometheus Model and GPT-4, has been available on both Android and iOS since February. Google's Bard chatbot, however, continues to be accessible only via its web-based interface, without any dedicated mobile apps.
The Android app's release comes amid reports of decreasing web traffic and app installations in June, as per Sensor Tower and Similarweb data. Recently, there have been some user complaints about GPT-4 becoming "slower and dumber". In response, OpenAI stated this week that it continues to update the APIs to address these concerns.