S Voice free ride is over, Samsung blocks servers to devices other than Galaxy S III
posted by Victor H. / May 21, 2012, 6:51 AM
The application was extracted from a developer’s unit of the SGS III, and just as we thought that the feature - advertized as unique for Samsung’s new flagship - has made its way to all Android devices, the Koreans along with Vlingo started blocking server requests from unauthorized phones. Vlingo is the company behind the S Voice feature.
phone and don’t process them. Here's what the folks over at XDA Devs found out:
At the moment we start using S Voice we are sending all the following info to them:
X-vlclient: DeviceMake=samsung; DeviceOSName=Android; DeviceModel=Galaxy Nexus; DeviceOS=4.0.4; Language=en-US; ConnectionType=DirectTCP; Carrier=[my Carrier]; CarrierCountry=[my Country]; DeviceID=[my IMEI]; AudioDevice=Android
Looks easy to them to deny the requests from the phones other than Galaxy SIII. And they are doing this obviously, look at the response:
18.104.22.168 10.8.0.1 HTTP 340 HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found
Expert Info (Chat/Sequence): HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found
The hackers community is looking for a workaround, but in the meantime it seems that the Galaxy S III will arrive with S Voice exclusive to it.
source: XDA Developers via The Next Web
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oh well. it was fun while it lasted. :P
posted on May 21, 2012, 6:58 AM 6
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I know, but I am really curious on how Majel will work. I believe it will be more kick a$s than Siri, & S Voice. Only if Google I/O would be here already, we would know by now. Yeah I need some patience! lol
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:05 AM 3
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It wouldn't install on my galaxy s2 but either way im not disappointed,its a not a feature im dying to see in the galaxy s3 and I've used several similar apps over the past couple of years and they are not much more than a temporary novelty. On day to day interaction with customers even with those who are 4s owners with siri its seems that this is the general thoughts of the vast majority of people.
posted on May 21, 2012, 7:17 AM 0
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There is a fix already: go to /system/build.prop and change 2 lines ro.product.model=GT-I9300 ro.product.device=GT-I9300 reboot and enjoy.
posted on May 21, 2012, 7:27 AM 2
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This is a filter free comment but i have to say Samsung is a lot more apple like that they'd care to admit.
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:07 AM 1
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I don't think it's very fair to Samsung to say that. The SIII has yet to be released, what if they're doing final testing before the launch and can't because servers are jammed due to extremely high traffic? Obviously, the SIII test before launch and the phone itself should have priority. Maybe once the SIII is launched and it's stable, Samsung might open up the servers again to other Androids, who knows?
posted on May 21, 2012, 9:04 AM 3
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So essentially you hack access to a server service that was intended for a specific purpose and then complain when they cut you off? I'm sure they built it with a certain load in mind, and it is their's to do with as they please. Quit'cher whinin'. You haven't paid for it, and they didn't advertise it as being free to everyone.
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:22 AM 0
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Why not let us have s voice for a fee instead,samsung?
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:23 AM 0
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thats because samsung thinks it will be one of the main selling points of its news flagship... So if it will be open to the android public they think it will be less of a big deal... its just similar to what apple was thinking... and they were right.... alot of people try and buy the 4S for Siri... just like my friend and a couple of relative xD
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:39 AM 0
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This was super expected....LOL of course there going to find a way to make the S voice exclusive to the S3 its dubbed as one of its selling points... Its so similar to the move apple did... Voice assistan double day ja vu
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:41 AM 0
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I told this was going to happen sooner or later and you guys said that they weren't like apple and that s voice didn't run through servers. So there it is. They are trying to protect they property and s voice is a selling point for sgs3 so it's normal they'd block.
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:47 AM 0
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Even android has to stop their own users from copying lol is guess even the users are copy cats lol.
posted on May 21, 2012, 8:48 AM 0
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This move was by Samsung and completely unrelated to Android as an OS. What the hell are you talking about? And Samsung is using this feature as a major selling point for their new flagship device, of course they don't want it being used on other phones pre-S3 launch. Have some common sense.
posted on May 21, 2012, 2:12 PM 0
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Had it and may use the work around. But this app is not a good enough reason to buy this phone. I have the E4GT on alpha cm and there is nothing about the S3 that says I should spend 600 bucks on it. Isn't even a complete upgrade from this phone here.
posted on May 21, 2012, 11:27 AM 0
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