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Samsung Galaxy S III: S Voice feature demo

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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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posted on 04 May 2012, 06:34 3

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

"hey siri "

posted on 04 May 2012, 06:51 5

2. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:04 9

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 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 .....

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:37

9. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 10:13 1

16. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:31 11

5. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 16:12

20. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

I smell it in the air already!!!

posted on 04 May 2012, 07:32 2

6. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:13 3

7. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I guess double press on the home key might work.

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:15 1

8. LegedaryRelic (Posts: 10; Member since: 04 May 2012)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:51

11. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Great! Thanks for the info.

posted on 04 May 2012, 08:37 2

10. flyersbro (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 May 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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:16

12. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:16 1

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:16 1

13. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 09:25

15. wayee1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:05

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.

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:10 3

18. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 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 !!

posted on 04 May 2012, 16:12 1

19. Leon101 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Is the Note getting this???

posted on 04 May 2012, 17:05

21. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 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, .


posted on 05 May 2012, 00:26

22. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

kinda slow... -_-

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