Fender's free Tune app hits Android devices

In August last year, Fender unveiled its very first app, Tune, which, as you'd expect, is a guitar tuner. We lamented the fact it was only on iOS, so we're thanking our lucky stars that it's now available for Android.

As per the iOS version, Fender Tune promises an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that makes it easy for newcomers to get their instrument in tune, while also covering basic tone tips, including strumming and setting up amps.

The app detects notes from acoustic guitars and amplified electrics, and offers auto tune, chromatic and manual tune modes, including alternate tuning options and the ability to create custom tunings.

Fender reckons its DSP technology delivers spot-on accuracy, as well as offering nifty adaptive feedback bubbles.

You can download Fender Tune now absolutely free from Google Play.

Tune is the first in Fender's forthcoming "ecosystem" of apps, and we're eagerly awaiting whatever's next...

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.