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The Sound Search widget for Google Play finally integrates music identification to the Google Play store, and it’s now available for Android 4.0 and higher. Although this concept isn’t new (Soundhound and Shazam have been doing this for a few years), Google’s version has one very helpful feature for Android users, syncing.

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If you’ve been relying on SoundHound to correctly identify that catchy new song you hear on the radio, there may have been instances where you couldn’t load up the app in time. We know what you’re thinking: if only there’s a SoundHound widget that will work on Android 4.2’s lock screen for faster music recognition. Well, wish granted.

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Although Shazam is probably the first app that comes to mind when talking about music recognition services, SoundHound, its main competitor, has progressed immensely as of late, and is now catching up with the more established Shazam. SoundHound’s lower price point, friendlier user interface, and regular updates on Android have brought the app a lot of attention over the past year. The app’s popularity should grow even further now that the 5.0 version is live in Google Play. A “stunning new homescreen layout, gorgeous album art and high-resolution photos of artists, and an even more user-friendly user interface” are the…