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New Samsung Galaxy S II ad once again shows advantage of texting with Voice Talk

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New Samsung Galaxy S II ad once again shows advantage of texting with Voice Talk
Once again, Samsung is trying to show you the wonder of its Voice Talk feature for the Galaxy S II. Like we saw on the previous ad for the phone, prior to the Samsung Galaxy S II, texting while driving was a death defying action that never ended up with the message getting sent. After the Galaxy S II, the Voice Talk feature on the handset allows a driver to call up the text application, address the text, dictate the message, and send it on its way all without using hands.

So far with the commercials for the Samsung Galaxy S II, we have seen the device dunked in a fish tank, used in the bitter cold and knocked around a moving automobile. But all of that is make believe for the cameras. If you want to see the Galaxy S II really taken to extreme locations, check out the series of real-life Extreme Unboxings of the handset which can be caught from the Samsung UK YouTube Channel.

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posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:02

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

YES!!! YESS!!! Samsung dont freagin show people the specks! tell them what the phone does and you will get sales, no doubt.... this is what android needs more commercials about function and less about power leave power to us GEEKS

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:05 1

4. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

No one should ever be doing anything on their phone while driving... seriously it's just dumb I don't care how 'skilled' you are.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 08:08

10. cc (unregistered)

There is very little skill involved in:

"Send text to: xxx ... I'll be there in ten minutes"

I do it every day on my Droid X while driving to and from work while the phone is mounted to my dash.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 08:11

11. cc (unregistered)

DISCLAIMER: IF you have an iPhone, do not try this at home.

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 22:38

5. commenter (unregistered)

Samsung promotes this feature as if it is something new. It is not. Apps already do this.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:37

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Don't know witch OS you choose but android has these features as stock features (no app needed) you just press a button and you have access to many voice features like setting alarm looking for a place or calling some place on the yellow pages ... all without an app

Now most android commercials are about power instead of features, from which the android system has plenty to brag about this is not a new feature but how many knew their phone did that?

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:32

6. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

Good one sammy!! Perfect for those stubborn texters while driving.. Haha

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:34

7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered)

Isn't this a built in functionality of froyo? I have this text to speech thing on my Droid X, came built into the phone and only recently I added some other engine that enables it to recognize different dialects as well as different languages. But protozeloz is correct Android phones need to focus their commercials on anything but power, focus on what these phones can do. Show off the android market and the effortless way you can switch from program to program...you get the gist of it.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:50 2

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Yes its a froyo feature you can do all that since like 5-6 months ago, but noone was smart enough to tell people they can do that

If you get the right apps you can also set alarms with your voice find a place or Call a place you never had info of and speak in English and send a txt in any other language all from the home screen (dam I should be making commercials)

The Droid didn't sold because it had a 5mp camera or because it was fast (relative to the time) it sold because it asked people what can their phone do and then answer "Droid does " they can put strong hardware to back their phones up but they wont sell unless people know what's going to make it awesome and nor everyone reads specks

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 09:45

13. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I'll thumb that up. Well put.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 09:44

12. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I'm just excited that Fred Savage from The Wonder Years is getting work again.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 14:13

15. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)

Lol, he was in Austin Powers Goldmember as the MOLE!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 11:09

14. rtimi (unregistered)

To everyone saying that froyo could do it. I disagree in the sense that it requires a push of a button to activate it and SGS II only requires the voice to activate it. And yes it has more features than voice actions I think.

All in all it's better that what that fruit company does. I dear not say it's name for it will make me barf. lol!!!

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 10:44

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

in a commercial we can see some functions already working, but when we go to the device we may need to press a button or use a dock to activate the feature.... no one wants their phone to call bill Clinton accidentally because the feature is always on (happened on p990 before) plus may be a feature that consumes more battery if its always on.... but will see how that turns out

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