One of the highlights of the Pixel 4 was the recorder app which allowed for real-time transcriptions and audio search — and did it really well which I experienced using it for a 60 minute presentation to new parents of the middle school at my daughters new campus. Now you can install the latest version on just about any Android phone running Android 9 or 10.
Although all supported Pixel phones running the December release will have this app no other phones have it officially. Now you can download and install it yourself. The app can be used to record a conversation, interview or presentation or to just make a few quick notes for yourself.
At this stage the app only supports US English but will work here in Australia assuming you have your language set to English. There is an older version of the Google Record app that will work on non-Pixel devices but if you want the latest you will need to grab the modified version:
Download Google Recorder App:
The requirements for compatibility, taken from XDA are:
This new app will not work for all phones unfortunately and until Google decides with make it available and official to other devices then there will most likely always be some incompatibilities. If you do have a supported device I urge you to download the new link from above and check it out — it is a great feature of the Pixel 4 that now you can enjoy.