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LG Android phones to pack pre-installed Shazam app

LG Android phones to pack pre-installed Shazam app

Music recognition application Shazam will be pre-installed on LG Android phones, it has been announced, as the phone maker looks to sweeten the appeal of its handsets and win back market share lost to the likes of HTC and Samsung.

A free to use version of the app, which allows users to record a snippet of a song and discover the artist and title via text message, will be loaded onto all LG Android handsets. This entitles them to tag up to five songs per month.

The premium Shazam Encore app that offers unlimited tagging will also be onboard. Buyers get seven weeks free use of this, after which point a sub of £2.99 per month is payable.

The first handset to get the apps will be the LG Optimus GT540.

Andrew Fisher, Chief Executive Officer at Shazam, said: "Our aim has always been to deliver a fast, accurate and reliable service to consumers to further enhance the capabilities of their devices.

"Shazam will bring the most complete music discovery experience to millions more LG smartphone users around the world.

LG’s current Android mobiles have failed to have anything like the impact of as those from HTC and Samsung, which are now generally perceived as the go-to brands for handsets running Google’s operating system.

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