Playing NOISE on Android is more and more possible from here on out. Our music-making app is now available — via early access download on the Google Play store — on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8, two recently released phones that run the latest Android operating system. This is just the beginning.
To celebrate where we’re going with Android, the Google I/O developer conference opened this week with a performance by PARISI in front of thousands of people. Their setup was BLOCKS and the Seaboard RISE — powered by NOISE on a Google Pixel phone.
Android support for NOISE will grow gradually but steadily as more devices support Pro Audio. Pro Audio is a set of requirements that handle complex audio data in real time, so you can play NOISE on the glass surface of a phone or tablet.
Only the most recent version of Android — and only the most recent, advanced devices — are currently optimized for Pro Audio. The Android ecosystem is decentralized, with thousands of devices running many versions of the operating system. As the whole ecosystem advances and more devices meet the requirements of Pro Audio, NOISE will become more widely available.
In coming months we’ll be testing NOISE on more Android devices. The list of supported devices will grow, and you can find them on the NOISE page of Google Play.
For now, check out NOISE on a Google Pixel or Samsung S8. It’s in an “early access” testing phase on these devices. That means that you won’t find all the functions and features that you find in NOISE on iOS, and the performance may not be as stable. This early access stage is valuable because it also helps us test performance and fine tune features. Please share your feedback about the app on Google Play, so we can improve the overall experience.
NOISE will officially release on Google Play later this year, and we’re very excited to be getting started today. It won’t be too long before NOISE is available on any number of the 2 billion devices that operate the largest mobile OS on the planet.
We’re very excited to be getting started today. It won’t be too long before NOISE is available on any number of the 2 billion devices that operate the largest mobile OS on the planet.
Catch a flavour of PARISI’s performance at the Google I/O keynote here: