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Spotify Android app demoed at Google I/O conference

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Spotify Android app demoed at Google I/O conference

The Google I/O conference has seen the first unveiling of a working version of Spotify on an Android handset.

A video of the music streaming application was shown during the San Francisco-based event to an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees.

The clip revealed that the same user-friendly interface seen on the web version is employed for the handset edition and that playlists are fully supported.

These can be created even when the user is offline, with the device then syncing the playlists when a connection is located.

By the time the application appears, it is likely to enter a market awash with Android phones, including the already available T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic, as well as forthcoming handsets from Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

News of developments comes as Spotify founder Daniel Ek recently announced plans to incorporate a music recommendation function into the application.

Speaking at the Great Escape music conference earlier this month, Mr Ek expressed a preference for working with Last.fm and reiterated that the mobile edition of Spotify would be a paid-for application.

Subscriptions to the all-you-can-eat, advertisement-free Spotify Premium service are currently priced £9.99 per month.

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