For those of you that aren’t yet familiar with SoundHound, it is a popular music detection app. It competes with its biggest rival Shazam to be the best music detection app for the Android platform. The app looks to become even more popular with its recent partnership with HTC. Their partnership will bring the app’s service to every HTC phone that runs Android OS.
They weren’t clear on whether or no this partnership would include previous devices or just new devices. As we wait for a lil more info for the HTC users, go ahead and check out SoundHound below and scan the barcode to jump to the market and let us know what you think of this app and how it will affect HTC. The full press release is available below if your interested as well.
SoundHound Announces Global Partnership with HTC
SoundHound’s music search & discovery to be embedded in HTC Android devices
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, and HTC Corporation, a global designer of smartphones, today announced a partnership to embed SoundHound’s music search and discovery application in HTC’s handsets. Initially beginning in Europe, the partnership will expand to other regions in the future.
“Partnering with HTC to make SoundHound available on HTC’s Android handsets is a great win for both companies,” said Amir Arbabi, vice president, business development, SoundHound Inc. “SoundHound makes music search and discovery on mobile devices fast, accurate and delightful. Working with a global innovator like HTC extends our leadership as we continue to expand the adoption of our technologies and services around the world.”
“HTC is focused on improving the mobile experience for our customers and a key part of that is with music,” said John Wang, chief marketing officer, HTC Corporation. “We are excited to be working with SoundHound, a leader in music search and discovery to raise the bar for the search and discovery of music on HTC phones.”
The first series of HTC handset models enabled with SoundHound are HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. Additional handsets will be supported in the near future.
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound delivers innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, revolutionizing the way people interact with connected devices.
SoundHound’s breakthrough Sound2Sound technology searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound to text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world’s fastest music recognition, the world’s only viable singing and humming search, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems.
SoundHound has produced multiple award-winning applications in music and voice search on platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. SoundHound also has numerous partnerships with global companies, including leading device manufacturers and operators.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, SoundHound is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, including Global Catalyst Partners, TransLink Capital and Walden Venture Capital. For more information, visit www.soundhound.com.