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

Tip from Samsung Galaxy S III users: disable S Voice for quicker home button action
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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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have found interesting web page about Siri, which is called: "S**T THAT SIRI SAYS" http://goo.gl/mWWGS

6. UknowSHIT

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 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

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

10. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 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?

18. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 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

2. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

11. iphoneisthebest79

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 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

12. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

16. ph00ny

Posts: 2077; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

4. UncommonSoap

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

19. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 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)

5. Kengkoy

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

17. ph00ny

Posts: 2077; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

9. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 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."

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

15. Dragonkal8000

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Google bought android end of story

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes he lost

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

hahahahahaha your too funny

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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?

26. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 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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