First the Offline Voice Typing then Blink Unlock and now Jelly Bean brings us with Google Ears. Jelly bean has been a hot top over the web for almost a week and it’s popularity even before its release was too high. If you are those of the few lucky people who have got a hands on the new OS, then you may have felt he new enhanced UI and more responsive system. Well enough of this!
Along with it, the new Jelly Bean carries a Shazam and SoundHorn competetor called the ”Google Ears”. Google Ears is a simple widget which has the basic functionality of the famous voice recognizers like SoundHorn and Shazam. Just like these two, the Google Voice listens to the music you are playing and recognizes the Artist and the Song title along with some other random stuff.If you are listening to a song or audio clip and are not sure about its origin or the title, then this utility may come to your use. While the music is playing just tap on the widget. It will record the 3-4 second audio and upload it to its server to match the tags. As soon as the audio clip is recognized, it will provide you with the name and other available info about the audio.
Now if you are on ICS the the good news for you is that, you will not have to wait for your device to have Jelly Bean. Thanks to XDA member asdfzz, we will be able to use this functionality on the ICS ROM. Here is the original thread.
Note: If you have a non-rooted device then simpply install this apk. Done.
What you Require
- A Rooted ICS device.
- About 3-4MB of space in the internal memory.
- Apk & file for Google Ears. Download it here.
Procedure to install the Google Voice apk in your Android Phone running ICS
- First install any file manager which allows you to mess with the system files. Preferably Root explorer or ES File Explorer.
- Once installed transfer the downloaded apk file ”GoogleEars.apk” to the ”system/app” folder.
- Long click on the file and change the permissions to ”rw-r–r–”.
- Now transfer the downloaded lib file ”libvorbisencoder.so” to ”system/lib” folder.
- Long click on the file and change the permissions to ”rw-r–rr–”.
- Now reboot your device.
- All done. Now you have the Google Ears in your Android device running ICS.
Although the procedure was simple, but if you face any problems during the installation do a comment below. I’ll reach you as soon as possible.
Via : XDA