Google’s New Recorder App Has an Unofficial Workaround, No Pixel Required

Photo: Raul Marrero (Gizmodo)

When Google announced a Pixel 4, one of a things we were many vehement for was a new Google Recorder app. It could register your recordings live and offline! Around a world, journalists, students, and anyone who competence need assembly transcripts lifted their eyes heavenward and whispered a still “Thank you, Jesus.” The usually hitch? The new app was disdainful to Pixel phones, starting with a Pixel 2. But now, there’s an unaccepted workaround that should advantage many Android users.

The devs during XDA have mutated a Google Recorder app so Android users with non-Google phones can take advantage of real-time, offline transcriptions. There are a few caveats and requirements. For starters, your Android phone has to run Android 9 Pie or Android 10. It also competence not work as dictated on some phones. According to XDA, a mutated app should entirely work on phones from Huawei, Honor, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, and Sony Xperia so prolonged as they accommodate a handling complement requirements. The app partially works on ASUS, Oppo, and OnePlus phones in that we can get recordings though can’t perspective transcripts after saving. Xiaomi users are out of fitness for now.

The devs do note, however, that in a box of a app usually partially working—as with OnePlus phones—you can send a recordings to a Pixel phone to entrance transcripts. That said, if we have a Pixel on hand… you’d substantially only use that instead.

Having used a Google Recorder app’s live transcription underline myself, we can contend it’s a game-changer. It isn’t ideal and can onslaught if you’re recording a review with a lot of technical terms or slang, though it’s a ruin of a lot improved than carrying to manually do it yourself.

[h/t SlashGear]

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