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Google launches Sound Search widget for Google Play

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Google launches Sound Search widget for Google Play
One of the more recent additions to Android has been the new Sound Search widget for Google Play, which works just like many other music tagging apps such as Shazam, or SoundHound. Of course, Google's option hooks into the Google Play Store, making it easier for Android users to buy new music. Now, Google has released a Sound Search widget into the Google Play Store.

This widget actually leaked back in August under the name Google Ears, and Android 4.2 users will recognize the widget, because it is one of the few options for the lockscreen widgets in the newest version of Android. However, the new widget that has been released into the Play Store is available for any Android device running 4.0 or higher, so that at least covers close to a third of the Android ecosystem at this point. 

Possibly the best feature of the Sound Search widget is that, much like many other Google apps, it syncs across your device. So, you can tag a song on your phone while you're out and about, then purchase that song on your tablet when you get home. 

If you want to give it a try, the Sound Search widget is available for free in the Google Play Store

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 00:16 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


"this item isn't available on my country" :(

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 01:50

3. lukasound (Posts: 150; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


it's not illegal if the app is free, right?
apknew.com/2012/12/sound-search-for-google-play-1-​1-7-apk.html

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:58 1

5. TheOldOne (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I believe is not available because buying music option is not. This is stupid: I don't want to buy any music, I just need someone to recognize the song when it plays at radio!

It is the thing with the Google Books: I don;t need to buy any books, I already have them and I only need the reader (gladly there are alternative).

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:59

6. TheOldOne (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Thank you!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 01:29

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 360; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I was actually going to submit a correction to this, thankfully, its already mentioned :D

I have had "Google Ears" (has said Sound Search on the widget since 4.0) since Android 4.0 :P, HOWEVER, it is now out on the Android Market!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:08

4. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


why isn't it available for ginger bread

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 10:10

7. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


I've had this widget on my 4.1.1 device for a long while now. Just as a normal widget. I think it appeared after I had to install a factory image for my Verizon galaxy nexus coming from 4.2

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 13:26

8. dillonc (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


An I the only one week has had this widget for a long time already? I guess it really good to show how beneficial it is to root your phone and get the updates right away!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 17:12

9. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


See post before yours

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 14:06

10. atbaan (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


this item isn't available on my country :(
why????????????????????????????????????????????

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