Jun 30th, 2012

Want to get your hands on Google’s new Sound Search, that was announced at I/O alongside Jelly Bean? You can, as long as you’ve got ICS, thanks to a developer over at XDA. It’s not completely straightforward, as you need to push two files via ADB, but as long as you have the Android SDK installed and have rooted your device, you should be able to get your hands on the widget (yep, it’s only a widget).

A little more info on Sound Search: it’s along the lines of Shazam and SoundHound, helping you identify songs quickly, right from your home screen. Once it does so, it tells you the name and brings you the price of the song on Google Play. Unfortunately, being in India, I don’t have access to the final bit, but it’s definitely a quick way to get identify the song. I’ve been using Shazam until now, and I’ll probably end up continuing to do so since it stores the songs it has identified in a list, that I can retrieve later. However, for those purchasing music from Google Play, it’s definitely a useful tool.

[XDA via Droid Dog]


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