Popular audio sharing, invitation-only social platform Clubhouse has now successfully rolled out the beta version of the popular app to Android users globally. This comes on the heels of a similar rollout to Android users in the US last week. After the release of the Clubhouse Android beta in the US, the company had hinted at a speedy rollout to other English-speaking countries and other parts of the world. Users in Brazil, Japan, and Russia were given the opportunity this week to access the app and provide feedback on its performance and overall expectations.
The Clubhouse app was at inception, only available on iOS devices, where it had gained prominence even in countries with strict regulatory controls. It has also suffered bans in some countries. However, the company continues to reinvent itself to remain relevant in the space amidst stiff competition from other apps which have cropped up after Clubhouse.
The app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. However, it is still in beta stage meaning you might still a few glitches here and there but on the whole, this is a good development. Unfortunately, a new user will need an invitation from already registered users to sign up for the app.
Since the release of the beta version last week, there had been three updates of the app, indicating robust feedback from the testing community. There will also be some additional features on the app when the full version is released. The market for Android is growing rapidly, and a successful unveiling of the Clubhouse for Android could mark further expansion of the app, possibly eclipsing the number of iOS users over time.
Google Play remains the most popular app store for smartphones. Earlier this week, Google had revealed at the 2021 Google I/O event that there are over 3 billion active Android devices that access the Play Store. This is more than three times the figure for iOS at just over a billion active devices.