Samsung Galaxy S III: S Voice feature demo

Samsung Galaxy S III: S Voice feature demo
The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with not just one, but many new little software additions that combined together make a difference. One that stands out among them is S Voice, a Siri-like service, that allows you to use your phone as a personal assistant you can speak to. It uses natural language processing, so you don’t have to shout out automated commands - it will understand your natural sentence.

What can you do with it? Well, think about Siri and you’d have a good idea about the functionality of S Voice. Something different is the ability to wake up your phone by just saying “Hi, Galaxy,” or “Hi, buddy,” or actually whatever you pick in S Voice.

Other possible scenarios include:

- going directly to an app like the camera by saying things like “I want to take a picture,” 
- put an alarm to “Snooze” after it rings,
- play music, skip and pause tracks,
- set a timer,
- look up the weather,
- control settings. For example, you can turn Wi-Fi on or off with your voice.

Finally, you can also use S Voice and ask it to look up things online, so at first sight it seems like a pretty capable competitor to Apple’s Siri, and a great service on its own. We’ve got a live demo straight out of London below, so check it out ot see S Voice in action and let us know - are you going to use it?

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

"hey siri "

2. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Somebody wants to be like apple but I will be glad when Samsung can put one phone out and really compare it all year long instead of 20 different ones a year. Seems to me they don't have confidence in one phone.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the reason samsung does not make a single phone is because of the wide consumer market ...samsung makes phones from $30 to $1000 + so if a person wants a cheaper version its there ...and android is about variety ..they have no intention in being "like apple" but they like to use some of the marketing skills they have .....

9. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

and of course apple uses more and more of samsungs skills and mostly hardware stuff

16. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Be like Apple??? Sorry, buddy but Apple's iphone has been surpassed a for a while now. They will have a heck of a hard time catching up, specially with nice,highly evolved pieces of hardware like the Galaxy S3. The only thing that keeps the iphone in existence is the cult following Apple has.

5. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Lawsuit in 5, 4, 3, 2...

20. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I smell it in the air already!!!

6. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Cute cute but I'm not really digging the "Hi galaxy" thing. I'm hoping it's optional to have the user greeting changed.

7. SleepingOz unregistered

I guess double press on the home key might work.

8. LegedaryRelic

Posts: 10; Member since: May 04, 2012

In the presentation they said you can change it to anything you want, I think up to 5 different ways or something.

11. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Great! Thanks for the info.

10. flyersbro

Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2012

Apple did not invent the personal assistant. Siri is a copy of VLINGO!!!! Everyone seems to forget about vlingo when discussing the personal assistant software.

12. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Thank you... People seem to forget that even Siri was out for a while before Apple decided to buy the company in make it exclusive to the 4s. As flyersbro stated the Vlingo was out on the blackberry way before the Siri hit the market.

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Well it is the law that once apple does something then it gets the right to being 1st even though they never are.

13. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I am really impressed with Samsung this time. Apple has to cook up something really good!

15. wayee1

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

8 Idiomas, COmandos de control del Celular..! solo con esto es mejor que Siri

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Few features I like bout the SG III. Is BEAM SHARING with pics and video. Other is watching your movie while texting which i thought was really cool cause every time i watch my videos on my phone get interrupted by text. I could care less bout QUAD CORE processor not being here in the STATES. Only thing i hate bout the SG III is TOUCH WIZ.

18. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Whoaa wait a minute !! No one uses these so called assistant in real world applications !! These functions are not used after like 15-25 days !!

19. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Is the Note getting this???

21. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

At the rate that Samsung is moving, the Note2 or Journal or Diary or Blackbook will be announced before the S III is released in North America. Bring It! To Sprint. There are so many different features to choose from with the electronics subsidiary of the South Korean industrial conglomerate exploring every possibility. Like to see more of these consolidated into a next generation super phone. I would trade thinness to get twice the battery life, RAM, NAND onboard internal storage, higher resolutions[WUXGA], durability and more input options[QWERTY,IRIS-TRACKING,VOICE,TOUCH-SENSITIVE​-DIGITIZER,], output options[WUXGA-PICO-PROJECTOR]. Google Glass Augmented Reality could reduce distracted driving. Project the screen into AR beyond the hood of the car creating Heads-Up Display focused where the driver's eyes should be anyway. It should include current speed, distance to next vehicle, distance to next navigational transition, weather/driving conditions, . Cupcake,Doughnut,Eclair,FrozenYogurt,Gingerbread,H​oneycomb,IceCreamSandwich,JellyBean,KettleCorn

22. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

kinda slow... -_-

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