Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL come with some interesting features including Project Soli, Astrophotography Camera Mode, and a new voice recorder app. This voice recorder app took everyone’s attention because of its transcript feature. You can use it to transcribe any audio in real-time locally on your phone. It also lets you search your voice recordings for any word used in the audio.
Google confirmed that this feature is exclusive to the Pixel 4 device, but we know how to get it on any other Android phone. This is a purely software-based feature and doesn’t need any special hardware. So, sideloading APK on any other Android device works.
APK Mirror has already listed the APK of the app. It works fine on my OneOnePlus 6T running on Android 9.
The app is really simple. When you open it, it shows you the button to start recording. When you are recording something, it shows an option to check read the transcribe.
All your voice recordings are processed and saved locally. If you want to search for any word used in any of the voice recordings, you can do it. It will show audio clips where the specific word was used and will also highlight the portion where the word was used. See the photo below to understand what I said.
This is not the first app to offer Transcribe voice recordings. There are some apps like Voicea, Otter, Live Transcribe, etc but these apps are paid. Voicea does not offer real-time transcription. It uses Prost processing to transcribe and gives you the option to correct whenever required. Voicea and Otter are commercial products. Live transcribe is much better and supports 70+ languages.
But Google’s Voice Recorder app is free and works really good. It works fine even in places where more people are talking in the background. Unless it is a very loud environment, this app is good. The app is mostly accurate. In my OnePlus 6T, it is working flawlessly.