Shazam has announced that their music identification service is now available on the Android platform. Coinciding nicely with the UK launch of the T-Mobile G1 - the first mobile phone to run on the open platform - users can identify a song by holding their phone towards a speaker. Once Shazam determines what song it is, users will be given the option to purchase it via Amazon's MP3 store.
In addition, users will be able to connect more fully with various artists. By ‘tagging' a song, users will be sent additional information on that artist and will have the option of becoming friends with them via their MySpace page.
Shazam on the Android platform follows the launch of the service on the Apple iPhone, which has already been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users.