My phone has quick app access on the lockscreen, and one of the things I do most frequently aside from camera is voice search “navigate to _____.”
The way my phone does quick access is it lets you put a shortcut or app, but not widget (so that’s why I can’t use the universal search bar). But apparently in ICS, they removed the Voice Search app.
To reclaim the voice search as a shortcut:
- Download QuickShortcutMaker at Play
- Click on the Activities tab
- In the Input keyword to filter box put: Voice
- Select Voice Search
- There’s a few Voice Search options, I think you’ll want the 2nd one (recognition) but you can click on Try to try it out.
- Rename it or just click OK