A couple weeks back The Daily made its splashy introduction exclusively on Apple’s iPad. That exclusivity will be gone in a couple months as The Daily is set to launch on Android sometime in the second quarter of this year. The announcement is a bit of a surprise since The Daily flaunted its relationship and exclusivity with Apple so much prior to its launch.
It was clear that The Daily would eventually move to other tablets as well, but how quickly they’re moving to Android is what’s surprising. At the launch event Rupert Murdoch said that Apple would not have exclusivity forever but that “we think last year, this year, and next year will belong to iPad.”
The Daily is the first app to use Apple’s much criticized new subscription policy. The app has had numerous bugs plaguing it from crashes to slow loading times. The problems were severe enough that Apple had The Daily’s technology team fly in to Cupertino from New York to go over the issues. Despite the setbacks subscriptions have exceeded expectations thus far and we’ll see if The Daily’s popularity wanes when its free trial period ends next week.
[via All Things Digital]