On July 21, OpenAI revealed plans to launch an Android version of its popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT in the coming week. This launch follows its release to iOS users in May.
The company announced the launch in a tweet and provided a preorder page on the Google Play Store, which allows users to register for installation once the app is ready.
The announcement follows OpenAI’s recent efforts to increase the security and transparency of its tools with initiatives such as content watermarking. The company has been under scrutiny for concerns about misinformation generated by its AI.
Announcing ChatGPT for Android! The app will roll out to users next week, and you can pre-order it on the Google Play Store starting today: https://t.co/NfBDYZR5GI
— OpenAI (@OpenAI) July 21, 2023
OpenAI highlights enhanced Android app security measures compared to the web version. It will also offer features such as syncing conversation history across devices, similar to the iOS version.
By introducing Android and iOS apps, OpenAI is in direct competition with Microsoft’s Bing Chat, which also leverages OpenAI’s GPT-4 technology. Apps are an alternative means of testing large language models (LLMs) without relying on a web browser.
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This release coincides with Google launching the Bard chatbot in the European Union and Brazil. Other competitors have also emerged, such as Anthropic, with its Claude 2 assistant, which offers functionality beyond OpenAI’s paid version of ChatGPT. ChatGPT saw a drop in traffic in June — the first since launch.
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