Been holding your breath waiting for the "I am T-Pain" auto-tune app to come to Android? Ain't gonna hAAAaaa-pen. At least right now. In an interview with All Things D's Peter Kafka, Smule co-founder and CEO Jeff Smith lays out his reasons for avoiding Android, including having to contend with multiple versions of the operating system.
"Android is not in the plans for Smule," he said. "We just don't see an opportunity for us to make money short-term on Android."
"We love what Google's doing, we're really excited about it ... and people are using their products. The challenges with Android are -- the retail distrubution is not clear for us, and we don't see how we could monetize through their current distribution. It's not one platform. ... So, from the developer standpoint, it's expensive to get into Android."
Hard to blame the man for wanting to make a living. So, no official T-Pain auto-tune on Android. And you know what, we're OK with that.) Video of the interview after the break. [All Things D]