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Apple's second-ever Android app is for the Beats Pill+ speaker

Apple's second-ever Android app is for the Beats Pill+ speaker

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It takes a lot to push Apple to release an app on Android. Its first ever was the Move to iOS app, which is just to help users transfer files from Google's mobile OS to Apple's. But the second will actually be useful for Android users: a management app for the Beats Pill+, the first speaker Beats has made since the company was acquired by Apple last summer.

The app itself is pretty straightforward, letting users name their Pill+, monitor its battery life, control who's playing what, and link up a pair of speakers to play music in stereo. It would have been silly, of course, for Apple to only release the app on iOS, especially as the Pill+ is the best speaker Beats has ever made — a refinement rather than a redesign of previous products, with minimalist looks and improved sound quality.

Of course, this is pretty small-fry stuff compared to third Apple app on Android, which the company promised earlier this year: Apple Music. But while we've seen what appear to be screenshots of Apple Music for Android, there's still no firm release date yet.