Samsung S Voice ripped and available for ICS devices

Samsung S Voice ripped and available for ICS devices
S Voice has been one of the new features of the Samsung Galaxy S III that we've been on the fence about. It could very well be useful, but the problem is that the usefulness of a voice command "assistant" has yet to be proven. Sure, there are some useful things that can be done quickly with voice command, but overall it hasn't quite proven it's worthy of the immense buzz it gets. 

Still, S Voice has the promise to be one of the better voice command options for Android. There are certainly quite a few voice command options available, but there is room for a leader if Samsung has the chops to take it. Now, we all get a chance to test out the S Voice software, because the wonderful dudes at XDA have ripped the app from the leaked Galaxy S III ROM. 

So, if you have an Android 4.0 device, you may be able to run the S Voice app, and you can decide for yourself how well it works. It's unclear what devices can and can't run the app right now. So far, The Verge got it working on both a Samsung device (the Galaxy Nexus) and a non-Sammy device (the Sharp Aquos), and our readers got it working on a Motorola RAZR, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO 4G, but no one is quite sure yet what devices will work, but as yet it does not seem that root is required, nor do you need to have a Samsung device. Let us know what you think, if it works for you, and we'll have our opinion as soon as we can. 

source: S Voice APK & XDA via The Verge 

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67 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Take that Apple!!! for only available siri to 4s

20. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Well, in that case,you can also jailbreak it and have siri on other iDevices. And Samsung also made S Voice only for the GS3, not only Apple.

22. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

wrong, you can install siri to other apple devices but get blocked by apple server.

39. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

how long can it take for samsung to do the same? You never know. Besides you still have other servers to use siri. You would do the same if you were realising a technology specific for one device and someone "stole it" and especially if it's a a big selling point for a device.

50. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung isn't the same as Apple, the could care less.

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Samsung doesnt have S-Voice running through their servers. It is just an app. Technically its Vlingo with some upgrades to its usability. Apple has Siri running through its servers to monitor what you search.

62. simon1

Posts: 5; Member since: May 10, 2012

It got tested on Galaxy Nexus too I did it & It worked well without any crash. I found the direct download here -http://goo.gl/wvwiy

2. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Stilling apple siri shame on this guys

40. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

and voice assistance existed well before siri

42. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

voice assistants existed before siri,,, P.S. Work on ur spelling

47. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

So should you.

3. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

Lol I would like to have siri on my ipad " Siri, which is the best tablet on market right now? " " the one you are using Right now "

10. wendygarett unregistered

Siri: i'll give you the real ans when nokia launch lumia tablets...

24. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

lol...

34. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

You are RIGHTT!!!

4. wendygarett unregistered

Available for any ICS device? Include non-samsung product? Is that true Michael?

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Wendy you must be rooted to use this. My galaxy so ii international version has ICS and is non rooted and it did not work..

6. wendygarett unregistered

So you mean only galaxy nexus have it without root? Sad :(

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you have to be rooted.

11. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It hasn't been extensively tested, but so far it is known to work on the Galaxy Nexus and Sharp Aquos. It's less likely to work on non-Samsung devices, but root is not a requirement.

14. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Works on my sgs2(att) running aokp rom...but not stable.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i can confirm it works on the Droid Razr. i might try it on the Transformer Prime tomorrow.

51. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

How does it compare with Siri?

56. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's nice. it definitely has a chance but it's just not ready yet.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it stands the most chance of working rooted i'd say. i had to do a very particular process to get it to work on my Razr.

12. StrumerJohn

Posts: 66; Member since: May 18, 2011

You DO NOT need to be rooted, here's a patched one I made with a friend :)https://www.box.com/s/d7d8c386b4153a8462fc EDIT: It works on the HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO 4G and Galaxy S II EDIT2: It works on non-samsung devices. At least on what I have that's not Samsung.

45. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

hey man please provide another link that one says its out of bandwidth.

48. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

People, after downloading content from untrusted sources, dont cry about malware and don't blame Android OS. :) P.S. I don't say that it is malware, I just say that it may be a malware, because source is untrusted.

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

About time.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i got it earlier on my ICS Razr and it works pretty well. any attempt to change the wake up call will result in a FC and you have to clear the app data to be able to use it again but as far as giving it commands it works beautifully. it opens apps, searches the web, finds locations, brings up the weather and navigates to the home address i set in the settings flawlessly. oh and to you Razr owners after multiple different attempts the only way i've gotten it to work on the Razr is to NOT change the permissions, copy it to system/app, reboot, install through system/app and DO NOT try to change the wake up call. do everything i just put here and it will work just fine for you.

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