Google is expected to launch a Google Play Music app for the iPad in the near future, according to a recent report. The news comes as an iPad optimized version of the free application was recently found inside the Google Play Music iPhone app.
The claim comes from 9to5mac, which cites information – including screenshots and even a couple of videos (embedded below) – from an anonymous tipster. The website explains:
We are still somewhat skeptical of the screenshots below, but the app’s functionality (shown in the videos) seems to be very similar to the iPhone version and it would make sense for Google to release it for iPad. Though we’re still unsure if the update will arrive as a universal build or if Google will have separate versions available in the App Store.
However, given that the iPhone app’s “UIDeviceFamily” key can be changed from “1” to “2” in order to initiate an iPad layout, the publication adds that it looks as if the Google Play Music iPhone application could receive an update adding universal support in the near future (rather than Google launching a dedicated iPad app). Given that Google Play Music is a free app, this would make the most sense – and it’d be the most convenient solution for users of the service.
Google Play Music first launched for the iPhone and iPod touch last November, and the application received an iOS 7-optimizing redesign in the following December. As 9to5mac adds, the app’s last update – bringing “bug fixes” – appeared in March, and as such it’d seem that hidden universal build support was added to the application then.
Google Play Music can be downloaded free of charge for the iPhone and iPod touch. We’ll keep you updated with further information concerning a possible iPad application as we receive it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST6POs9wguo
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