Samsung’s Siri answer S Voice now available for ICS devices: Update
As you probably know, Samsung’s latest and greatest Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy S3 comes with Sammy’s answer to Apple’s Siri, the S Voice feature, and is probably one of the Galaxy S3’s top features. However it appears that the S Voice feature is no longer only available to the SGS3, but to all other Android Ice Cream Sandwich devices as well.
According to an article over on Phone Arena, as long as you are au fait with tinkering with your Android Ice Cream Sandwich device you can now take the S Voice assistant for a spin on your own ICS handset, as the guys over at XDA-developers have ripped the S Voice app from the leaked Galaxy S3 ROM.
However at this time it is somewhat unclear which Android 4.0 devices can actually run the S Voice app, but if you do have an ICS device you can give it a whirl to see if it does indeed work on your device.
Apparently the guys over at The Verge have had a go and managed to get the S Voice app working on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and apparently Phone Arena readers managed to get S Voice onto non Samsung handsets such as the HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D and the Motorola Droid RAZR.
It appears then that to use the S Voice app you don’t have to have a Samsung device, and it appears you don’t need to root your device.
So we’d like to ask our readers that have an Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset, if you do grab the necessary and get S Voice working on your ICS device, to let us know how it all goes and how successful you were by dropping us a line to our comments area below.
UPDATE: According to the guys over at Engadget by way of XDA-Developers, use of the S Voice Apk on any unauthorised device has now been locked down by Samsung so it can’t be used on anything other than the Samsung Galaxy S3.