August 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Google Puts Grooveshark Back into Android App Store

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Screenshots of the Grooveshark Android app from the Google Play app store

When Google first yanked the Grooveshark app from Google Play, we wondered if Android were turning into its father. By that we meant Apple’s iOS, of course, but as the Samsung vs. Apple case made all too clear, these are meant to be two distinct smartphone operating systems.

On Tuesday, Google reinstated Grooveshark’s app into Google Play, after deleting it last April. Meanwhile, Grooveshark’s iOS app is still not in iTunes (but you can use it as an HTML5 app on your iPhone just fine.)

grooveshark android appGrooveshark sent a statement about Google’s re-addition of Grooveshark’s Android app to its official store:

“After working closely with Google to get rogue apps [more] removed, we’re delighted that the official Grooveshark app has been reinstated in the Android market. Grooveshark is dedicated to helping music fans search, discover and share music while pioneering new artist promotion, distribution and monetization techniques. We look forward to continuing to build a relationship with Android and leverage this fantastic platform for our partners.”

(We interviewed Grooveshark co-founder and CEO Sam Tarantino in April and mixed things up with a third-party Grooveshark app developer earlier in August.)