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This article was published on March 29, 2013

SoundHound partners with Rdio to launch new Android tablet app with improved UI and music discovery

SoundHound partners with Rdio to launch new Android tablet app with improved UI and music discovery Image by: William McGill
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Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Music search company SoundHoundhas released a new tablet-optimized version of its Android app with a redesigned layout, improved music discovery and Rdio as a launch partner.

SoundHound, which has over 130 million users worldwide, says the app has been designed specifically with the Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, as well as the Kindle Fire and Kindle HD in mind. Amazon tablet owners will need to get the app from the Amazon Appstore for Android, though the latest version doesn’t appear to have arrived in the store yet.

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“By utilizing the tablet’s larger screen space and leveraging new tools from Google, users can much more fluidly navigate within the app and have access to more content in one location,” VP James Hom said in a statement.

The service employs music recognition technology, which can also process humming and singing, to let users quickly identify and discover new music.

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SoundHound also highlighted Rdio as a launch partner for the updated app. The pair teamed up last December to release a new music mapping feature. Over the past few months, it has risen to become one of the app’s most popular features, according to SoundHound.

The full version 5.3 change log is as follows:

  • Optimized for medium and large tablets
  • Visually stunning music discovery
  • See LiveLyrics, the newest way to experience lyrics as they magically move in sync with the song
  • Explore charts, albums and artists with graphic imagery
  • Streamlined sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and more
  • Easily purchase the songs you love

Phone updates:

  • Find your songs quickly with SoundHound’s even faster music recognition!
  • Scroll through history more easily

➤ SoundHound | Google Play

Image credit: iStockphoto

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