Sources have told AllThingsD that News Corp’s The Daily, which is currently an iPad exclusive daily newspaper, will be heading to Android in the coming three months. Whilst it was always planned for The Daily to head to the Google operating system and propagate onto as many tablets as possible it wasn’t expected to happen at this rapid rate.
The News Corp team got some extensive help from Apple in regards to technical details and was also the pioneering app to use Apple’s new subscription service. The event in which The Daily was launched was not only supposed to include Steve Jobs, but Rupert Murdoch, News Corp CEO said at the event that “we think last year, this year, and next year will belong to the iPad.”
Despite this extensive relationship between News Corp and Apple, which is supposedly ongoing with a team from The Daily visiting Cupertino recently to discuss and alleviate the app’s stability issues, the allure of increased viewership has led News Corp to break the exclusivity and head to Android.
The Daily has also supposedly been more successful in downloads than it had expected despite criticism, yet the App is yet to implement the paid subscription, still on a free trial period which is set to end this week.
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