Android version - coming soon!

OK, Now we’re in Q2… I don’t here any drum rolls. Does Steinberg have a date to announce yet! I’m waiting to see if I’ll go with an iPad or an Android Tablet… Hurry up!

My 2 cents.

If you can afford iPad or iPad Mini, why not go for it… You won’t regret. Compared to phones and tablets, if you choose tablets, I think for music production iPad will be more useful for its stability and low latency.

I was in your situation. I guessed even if they launch android version, it will definitely contains bugs and latency issues, because its Android after all.

But if you don’t afford it, I suggest you wait and see. And if its not urgent.

Anilnc, i think the point is that many of us already have Android and are waiting for IC Pro to arrive so we can make even more use of our cough cough superior tablets :slight_smile:

I personally had my Asus Tf300 on Gumtree for sale so I could replace it with an IPad and IC Pro, that was until I read that the Android version is due soon.

I personally cant see there being any mega issues, if the IPad can not it then damn it so can a well specced tablet (heres praying).

Come on Steinberg update us please.

Just another iSheep

Just because I tried to share my opinion as someone asked he’s waiting to purchase either ipad or android tablet, I won’t become iSheep :laughing: :laughing:

Read the threads and know why I or someone reply about something before you judge.

For your information, I’m a PC Windows user for more than a decade. :unamused:

Please see to whom my reply was before you reply.

Your’s and others situations are different. You have android tablet and you are waiting for Steinberg to launch IC pro android version. But me and the other person I replied with “QUOTES”, GPT, are in different situation. We didn’t own either iPad nor Android (however now I bought one).

If you had posted relevant and accurate information instead of just more marketing drivel then I would have been ok with it. But, the idea that Android code is somehow more prone to bugs than the stuff in the Apple Marketplace is just troll BS.

I understand.

But please read this.

Its clear that I was not more marketing drivel. I haven’t made anywhere a statement about dont buy android. I haven’t told apple is a must buy. Just my experience and other’s reviews.

If you see 2 moths back, I posted in this same thread that its a good news if steinberg launches android version. So nowhere I’m trying to market drive.

If you see professional music production companies like steinberg and IK and many other are launching only in iOS. Even I didn’t like it until I heard what they explain me.

Finally just to conclude, I am not here to confuse Steinberg not to launch their android version, if you were worried about that. As I said I told to wait

Having just moved to a Win8 tablet (HP ElitePad) I am enjoying full PC functionality in a tablet form factor. Next step, a Windows 8 App :wink:

I just saw a review of IC pro and all I can say is…Bring it on Steinberg :smiley:

Make it happen, Steinberg!

I’m using TouchDAW now, which isn’t bad, but it’s not Cubase-specific and it’s not customizable. Not going to give a single cent to Apple ever again.

Great news,think its time to invest in an android tablet.
Hopefully we’ll see the likes of antares and native instruments creating some awesome vst instruments for the platform. Or will this version be more of a controller for the desktop version?

Still waiting on my beta invite to hit my inbox :wink:

waiting for more info about this release!
can you estimate what day/ week/ month/ year it will be released?
any info at all would be appreciated!

Been following this for a while - thanks Steinberg, looking forward to it.

Re the Android / Apple debate - I don’t like the restrictive Apple business model and I don’t like the Apple price model; I have Android tab and 'phone and so far as the the hardware goes I consider them to be both better and better value than their “i” counterparts. BUT - there is a hell of a lot of software and media out there that I could be using on an ipad mini that I can’t on my Nexus. Now I suppose this may change over the next year or so, and Sonoma has announced low-latency drivers for Android which may (or not) make a difference in music production apps, but if I was a mobile app developer in the music or publishing space, today, I’d fight down the bile and code for ios first and Android second. What makes this worse is that the model becomes self-fulfilling - I recently looked at a guitar magazine sub - in the ios app you get audio and video embedded and active tabulature that you can play. In the Android version you get non-scaling pages that blur if you try to zoom to read the notes on the tab or staves and NO access to the audio or video at all. Oddly enough, this publisher apparently finds little take-up in the Android marketplace which proves that they were right to concentrate on the ios market! FFS! I’ve even considered buying a ipad mini just because it would run useful software and I could do useful stuff with it - and that’s clearly a ridiculous basis for choosing an operating system.

Also bear in mind that app developers make money because they can typically make a few cents on a LOT of sales - Steinberg’s target universe for ic Pro is by definition restricted, it costs money to produce and support and be sure that we will all moan like fury if it doesn’t work on our specific flavour of hardware. Oh - and I’ve managed to use Cubase since SX(1) without ic so it’s not like I can’t live without it - I just want another toy.

End of the day, thanks to Steinberg for getting round to this.

Well, consider that latency was an issue with Android until Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean, however, changed everything and now it’s no longer a problem. I guess that’s the reason why companies like Steinberg and IK Multimedia have started porting their iPad apps to Android. Yes, in a year or so Android will have as many music/audio apps as the iPad. So, this is definitely not the right moment to buy an iPad, unless you’re an Apple fanboy…

Looking forward to this too.

I already have the iOS version.

Can I crossgrade to the Android version? I really don’t want to buy another iPad just for this.

I’d rather get a 'droid tablet.

Q3, perhaps? No updates from SB on the topic? Also no info about supported AndroidOSs?
Heat synth just got USBMIDI support, so can I say you´re just been lazy not to take the money out of android users… :open_mouth:

Just want to say this is very good news - thank you for listening to android users :smiley: