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A close look at Shazam for Android (pictures)

We take a look at the popular and recently revamped name-that-tune app.

Jaymar Cabebe
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.
Jaymar Cabebe
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The new and improved Shazam

Recently redesigned, the new Shazam has a much cleaner interface that starts with the Shazam Tag button, front and center.
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Song identified

Once a song is identified, or "tagged" as Shazam calls it, you can listen to it on Rdio (if installed), see a discography of the artist, find ringtones on a third-party site, or watch YouTube videos of the song. There's even an option to jump over to Amazon and purchase the song.
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Social features

If you want to notify your friends of what you're listening to, you can log in to your Facebook or Google+ accounts through the Shazam app.
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LyricPlay

The LyricPlay feature uses the full screen to display lyrics. It even keeps time with the music, so you can sing along.
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Tag history

Shazam keeps a running tab of songs that you've tagged, so you can go back and revisit them.
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Free, but ad-supported

The free version of Shazam displays small ads on most screens and large ads like this one on the tagging screen.

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