The Android version of ChatGPT is now available on the Google Play Store, following the earlier release of the free iOS app for iPhones and iPads a few months ago.
According to a company tweet, the initial release is targeted at the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil. However, more countries will gain access in subsequent phases, adopting a gradual release strategy similar to the one used for the iOS variant. As a result, the app is yet to be accessible in Pakistan and various other regions.
ChatGPT for Android is now available for download in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil! We plan to expand the rollout to additional countries over the next week. https://t.co/NfBDYZR5GI
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) July 25, 2023
Recently, data from Sensor Tower and Similarweb indicated a decline in web traffic and app installations during June, impacting ChatGPT’s previous skyrocketing success. The introduction of Threads raised questions about whether the app’s popularity would sustain its momentum or if it had already peaked.
On the other hand, OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, also used in the Bing AI chatbot, has been available on Android for a while. In contrast, Google’s Bard AI operates solely through a web interface, without a dedicated app. Several tech companies are launching mobile apps infused with AI capabilities, but Apple has yet to introduce its own chatbot. However, a recent Bloomberg article suggests that the tech giant is currently conducting internal tests on a chatbot.