Clubhouse for Android in development, confirms co-founder

The Clubhouse “walk-in audio chat” app has grown in popularity on iOS over the past couple of months, but it lacks an Android app altogether. In an interview this week, the app’s co-founder revealed that an Android app is currently the “core feature” in development for the company right now.

About a month ago, Clubhouse confirmed that it was planning to expand to Android, but work had not yet started. A few new employees in the time since, have shown that the cogs are moving behind the scenes, and now the co-founder has confirmed that this is a top priority.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, reporter for CNBC and New York Times set up an interview with Bill Gates with Clubhouse co-founder Paul Davidson online. The interview spans a range of topics, but from the start it’s all about Gates and the phone he uses. Gates says he’s using an Android phone on an iPhone, saying:

Some Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it easier for me. They are more flexible on how the software connects to the operating system. So that’s what I ended up getting used to. You know a lot of my friends have iPhones, so there’s no purity.

After that comment, Davidson steps in to say that the Android version of his app is a “flagship feature,” hinting that it’s a priority for the app’s growth globally, as they mentioned in January.

So, no major news here, but those who want to start using Clubhouse on Android devices may know that the developers are actively working on the project. Hopefully the app will arrive as soon as possible to avoid further confusion.

H / t: Android Central

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