The popular audio social platform Clubhouse has been only available on iOS since its launch. It didn’t have any option for Android users. However, everything changes with time. And its creators have decided to bring this rapidly progressing social platform to more users. In the latest tweet by Mopewa, the Android developer of Clubhouse, she showed a screenshot of the app on the Pixel phone. She also said that the development has took about six weeks, and the progress is going very smoothly. The approximate release time of the Android version of Clubhouse is May.
How it started How it's going 😊 pic.twitter.com/SPc5A3mUZd
— Mopewa (@mopewa_o) April 11, 2021
Although Clubhouse is only one year old, as of the end of March, it had approximately 134 million users. In the past four weeks alone, the app has added approximately one-fifth of its users.
Bloomberg said that Clubhouse is discussing financing matters and is valued at approximately US$4 billion.
Clubhouse Faces Tough Competition
Probably, many of you are not aware of this newbie. But the thing is that almost all popular social platforms recognize it as a serious competitors and have already launched (or still working on) their own version of Clubhouse. Say, TikTok is preparing a competitor of the Clubhouse application. This information comes from a quite reliable source, Reuters. According to Alessandro Paluzzi, a very well-known tipster, Facebook is working on a Clubhouse clone for its Instagram app. Telegram’s Voice Chat 2.0 is another alternative to Clubhouse. And it’s been around since December 2020.
More interestingly, just after a couple of weeks of quitting the Mi Talk service, Lei Jun said that they are going to launch another interactive app in 2021. Immediately after this, the Xiaomi Mi Talk team issued a statement: “Mi Talk, start again”. The messenger went live again, and we saw it in a new form. Actually, it is a voice chat targeted at professionals. In other words, we are dealing with another competitor to Clubhouse.
At the end of last month, Clubhouse announced that it will start working on the Android version of Clubhouse. However, it did not disclose any time frame for the release. Now, we see that there is every reason to think it will be available in Google Play Store as soon as next month.