MySpace Launches App For Google Android

Posted Oct 21, 2008

Although Facebook is not on board with the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system quite yet, News Corporation (NYSE:NWS) subsidiary MySpace has joined the plight in the form of an application.  The application will be available in the Android Market.  

“MySpace users will love the new Android integration with cool features like instant photo uploading and access to the latest shows from their favorite bands,” stated John Faith, VP and GM of Mobile for MySpace. “We want to ensure that all users have access to their global MySpace network while they’re on-the-go, and we believe Android is a natural fit for an optimized MySpace Mobile experience.” 

Through the MySpace Android application, users will be able to upload photos, view concert dates and tours of artists, comment on profiles, search/add friends, send/read messages, and update moods.  Currently MySpace receives over 2 million unique visitors per day.  

The MySpace application will be integrated with Shazam, a music download service and search engine.  Anyone using Google Android will be able to put their phone near a song playing and MySpace will identify the artist and song through it’s partnership with Shazam.  MySpace is also currently working on building a similar application for the Blackberry.