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Tip from Samsung Galaxy S III users: disable S Voice for quicker home button action

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Tip from Samsung Galaxy S III users: disable S Voice for quicker home button action
Disabling the double tap option for S Voice allows faster home button response

Disabling the double tap option for S Voice allows faster home button response

The Samsung Galaxy S III has already been launched globally, but not in the States. In fact, the device hasn't even been introduced by any U.S. carrier. With speculation that T-Mobile will release its variant of the phone on June 20th, we would expect to see the mobile operators spread the word soon. Those lucky enough to be using the Samsung Galaxy S III as their daily driver have already managed to pass along a tip relating to the Siri-esque S Voice. If you want a faster response from the unit's home button, you might have to disable S Voice.

It's all quite simple, really. The Samsung Galaxy S III can be set to open up S Voice with a double press of the home button. The only problem with that is that after the first press of the button, there is a pause as the phone stops to see if you want to go to the home page or open S Voice. It's the same thing that happens anytime a handset manufacturer decides to offer double-tap functionality to a button. So if you want the ability to get to your home page more quickly, you can go into the settings to disable the double-tap feature.

Had Dorothy been toting a Samsung Galaxy S III when she ended up in OZ, she might have only had to click her heels once to get home.

source: AndroidCentralForum

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posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:29 7

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I have found interesting web page about Siri, which is called:

"S**T THAT SIRI SAYS"

http://goo.gl/mWWGS

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:47 6

6. UknowSHIT (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


GS3-just an "INCREMENTAL" upgrade from gs2

= gs3 has the same pentile display as GNEX only this one is bigger so it has less ppi- so you will have more chances of seeing pixels

= the same a9 tech as last years chips, yes it will run smooth but will be trounce by the like of the new iphone or when the new OMAP 5 come out which is a a15 tech

=the mali 400 while is good is not in any way next gen gpu

= the camera sensor is one of the best since its the same one in the iphone but again is no way next gen stuff

= the US versions is just embarassing a gpu that's "little" faster than the mali 400 on the gs2... really....???? bwahahahahahahah

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:57 3

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So, what you want to say with that? And how it is related with mine comment? :)

P.S.
I also don't like OLED based screens.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 17:57 3

10. jove39 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lets talk about us version -

1. It has 2gb ram
2. s4 cpu is krait based
3. adreno 225 is boosted
4. HD dispay...though pentile...but produces awesome colors and viewing angles
5. 64gb sdcard support
6. 2100 mah battery
7. Best of all...it runs Android

Where have you been living...under a rock?

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 20:31

18. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


But SGS III is still the best phone out there in the market, isn't it? But sometimes, i can imagine what SGS IV would be like:

- HD SUPERAMOLED+ display
- Exynos 5250 A15 dual core CPU
- Mali T604 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 12 megapixel camera
- Android Jellybean 5.0
- features improvement (smart stay, pop up play, s-voice, etc.)
- more unique features

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:58 7

2. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Bhahaha! Why isn't this surprising, really? Like any Apple wannabe, Samsung copies like hell, as well. And like what usually comes out of copies, the yellow phone is not an exception. It is a nice toy, though. But its price should be a fourth of what it is now.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:03 12

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interfaces existed before Apple's Siri, so...

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:08 2

11. iphoneisthebest79 (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


It's just another fail for sadsung, dumy phone freeze out waiting for another move to decide where to go, to menu or to s voice?? Daaahhh
One thing else, they were not able to find a name to the voice command, they just pick up siri and chose the letter S ,,, looooooser

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:18 2

12. jove39 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...its true that samsung started with borrowing heavily from iPhone3 UI in SGS1 (Home screen, App Drawer and physical design)...and samsung is to be blamed here...HTC at the same time had best custom UI without any similarity to iPhone's UI.

S-Voice in SGS3 is kind of keeping up with the current trend...than copying...If someone noticed...iOS5 has features that were available in Android way before -

Notifications
Wireless sync
Over the air update
Tabbed browsing
Swipe notification on lock screen
split keyboard

and iMessage found in Blackberry phones.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 20:16 1

16. ph00ny (Posts: 604; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Samsung had modified vlingo integrated into their devices long before siri on 4s

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:55 7

4. UncommonSoap (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Every Android phone ever has done the exact same thing Siri does; it just didn't talk back. And obviously there are plenty of other programs that do too.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 20:37 1

19. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


"Siri, Inc. had announced that their software would be available for BlackBerry and for Android-powered phones, but all development efforts for non-Apple platforms were cancelled after the acquisition by Apple."

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siri_(software)

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:21 3

5. Kengkoy (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I have s3 1week before it was launched globally as I work here in dubai. I had an Iphone 4s but gave it to my 10 year old daughter to make way for my s3. I can say that 3 is good phone but there are some features that are not that really good, like the screenshot. It is very hard to use unlike the one in my 4s. The s- voice. Is also not as intuitive as siri. I also noticed that the camera features when you zoom it the picture quality becomes pixelated. Another big concern is the back button which often times being accidentally hit and it is very annoying. Aside from that back button, I hope. ICS will have an upgrade soon to fix those issues otherwise many will also be disappointed with the S3. Is there somebody that has the same experience with their s3? Do let me know. Thanks guys.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:55 3

7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple does a good job of paying attention to the little things

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 20:17

17. ph00ny (Posts: 604; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Oh that's why they ignored their engineers and went with design over function and ended up with antennae issues

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 16:59 5

9. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I can't imagine most users would leave it enabled regardless, after trying it once or twice. It's a silly little gimmick. Now, the facial recognition that checks you're looking and keeps the screen on, that's an interesting feature.

"S-voice, is that rain?"

"Yes, it is. And you should stay out of it because you're clearly so stupid you'd look up at it with your slack jaw gaping wide and drown."

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:47 2

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Voice recognition being a gimmick is another fandroid talking point. As it's abilities expand, which I'm sure they will in iOS 6, voice recognition and AI will become more and more mainstream. Apple is probably 5 years ahead of anyone else in this area.

You'll eat your words soon, but I guess you're used to that.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 19:07 4

14. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Hasn't happened yet with you. Can't wait until you try to wiggle your way out of the user agent string hole you've dug with your absolute lack of knowledge about all things tech. You keep saying that studies show that iPhone users are more tech saavy, but you keep demonstrating that you're tech ignorant.

It's not a talking point, I don't use voice recognition, except to send a text while driving. Otherwise, I feel silly talking to a phone. Maybe one day someone will make it worthwhile, but its nowhere near that today.

Oh, and BTW, SIRI isn't AI.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 19:50 2

15. Dragonkal8000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


5 years ahead??? By what...buying off and patenting new ideas created by other companies. Gee...thats exactly what they did when Apple bought off Siri Inc. Still running a high drain LCD TFT display...check (I did the retina display). Still running glass fronts and backs that break...check.
5 years ahead? I think not. By no means I am an Android fanboy. Having owned both the iPhone, 3G and 4 and finally an S2, I can readily tell the differences in technology. Apple bests Android in software optimization but they are behind in hardware. Their only method of competition is buying off patents and companies with the wads of cash that they sit on. So far it is working pretty good.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 21:11 1

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Google bought android end of story

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 21:10 2

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


where I've heard this before? oh yeah Remix's bet, we all know how that ended up....

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 06:40

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yes he lost

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:15 1

23. remixfa (Posts: 13929; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you are the only person in the world that believes that I lost the bet even though samsung smashed apple in smartphone sales.

you are really a special idiot of a troll, arent ya? does your mommy put a helmet on you before she sticks you on the bus?

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 07:25

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


hahahahahaha your too funny

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 12:51

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You say for Android fans that they shouldn't read or comment on Apple articles, then what are you doing here in Android article?

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:49

26. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


dang, those Apple fanboys are really hittin the S3 hard with their nonsense and bs, little afraid out there boys? i refer to you as boys because you just accuse Android of copying, which is elementary school material, while in all reality you are truly and utterly clueless about anything. The US version is still dual core because the 4G LTE frequencies aren't supported by current quad core chips. Your beloved iphone 5/ "The New iphone" will also have a dual core. the day after the 4S released i downloaded an app in the app market to do the exact same thing. Nothing "revolutionary" about Siri. how's your tiny screen treatin ya? Probably well because of your tiny hands because you are boys. btw, my 4G LTE Droid Charge is over 10X faster than your iphone's data speed, and yes, it is a big difference. You can tell Apple is gettin frightened by Android because they are doing everything in their power to sabotage new Androids. Hence the suing of HTC because they made their phone a rectangle, the best design to any phone. Come at me bro, i'll put your iphone "facts" to rest in an instant.

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