When Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled at Google I/O 2012, a lot of features and improvements were demonstrated for the audience. One worth mentioning is Google Sound Search, also know as Google Ears.
This new feature is a widget that detects music playing in your surroundings and tells you what you are listening to. Google Ears is very much like SoundHound or Shazam, but with added features, the most convenient of which is that of being able to buy the Ears-recognized music directly from the Google Play Store. Neither Shazam nor SoundHound offers this kind of access to the Google Play Store.
Thanks to XDA Developers member asdfzz, the Google Ears widget has now been ported and made to work in Android phones or tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Follow the guide below to install this widget on your Android.
Congratulations! You have installed the Google Ears or Google Sound Search widget on your Android device. Give it a try and tell us what you think of the new feature.
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Hello. Would this work on a GSM Galaxy Nexus as this phone does not have an SD card slot?