Digital music service provider Omnifone has demonstrated its MusicStation platform working on Android handsets during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Android vendors, application developers and mobile network operators can utilize the MusicStation Android API suite to offer consumers over-the-air unlimited access to a catalog of 6.5 million tracks from all majors and many indies. Features of the MusicStation service include music search and discovery functions, social network community features and advanced music recommendations.

London-based Omnifone, which powers digital music services for clients including HP, BSkyB, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone, demonstrated the MusicStation Android unlimited music service on Google Nexus One and HTC Magic handsets at Mobile World Congress.

The open MusicStation Android API allows Omnifone's partners to offer the MusicStation features within their own content or entertainment service. A MusicStation Android application can be co-branded or fully partner branded.

"With fully localized catalogs in more than 20 countries, and the widest and most sophisticated device type support, Omnifone can provide fully licensed digital music services in more countries and on more device platforms, including Android, than any other digital music service provider," said Rob Lewis, CEO of Omnifone, in a statement.

"The popularity and growth of the Android platform will be substantial. Omnifone is delighted to be able to deliver the richest and most sophisticated music capability on mobile, and one that will work effortlessly on any manufacturer's Android device."

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