by Jon Mundy 05 February 2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook has told employees they can expect to see more Apple apps and services turning up on Android.
We were expecting Apple Music to turn up on Android for several months before it actually did, but the app’s November Google Play Store roll-out was no less of a jolt. It still seems remarkable that the famously closed-off Apple would release an app for its bitterest rival.
The indications are it’s not finished at Apple Music. Speaking at a recent ‘Town Hall’ meeting at Apple’s Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at more Android apps to come.
Multiple sources at the event, according to 9to5Mac, confirmed that Cook addressed the matter of Android apps. Cook said that Apple Music for Android was a way of Apple testing the waters for bringing its services to other platforms, suggesting that there would be more ports in future.
So which Apple services would be a natural fit on Android? Despite the presence of the similar (and arguably superior) Google Photos app on Android, we can see the appeal of being able to sync our iCloud photos with our Android devices.
Indeed, iCloud in general would seem like a natural place to start here, for all those people who work on a Mac but use an Android phone.
While Android isn’t lacking for messaging apps, meanwhile, it would make sense to provide a version of iMessage – if only to improve that aforementioned Android-Mac integration.
Which Apple app would you like to see on Android next? Let us know in the comments.