In August, Fender’s slow expansion into non-guitar products continued with Fender Tune, a guitar-tuning app for iOS. It wasn’t anything exceptional as far as guitar-tuning apps go, but it was pretty robust, offering settings for electric and acoustic guitars and bass, along with a slew of different tunings.
This week, Fender Tune lands on Google Play, bringing with it more or less the same features as its iPhone counterpart, including auto mode, tips and chromatic tuning. And like its predecessor, it’s available for free.
It’s nothing really groundbreaking, but Fender’s done a decent job trying something new, without going to far afield from the brand people love. And it’s promised that Tune is just the first step in a portfolio of software offerings.
The company has also been expanding into the hardware front of late, with its line of pricey but nice-sounding in-ear monitors.