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Samsung’s Siri answer S Voice now available for ICS devices: Update

Under: Google Android, Phone Software, Samsung
By:James | May 20th, 2012

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.

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  • Runner

    Galaxy Nexus not rooted. Works well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1189831701 Jens Larsen

    I just tried on I9100 SII and it wouldn’t install on 4.0.3 non rooted. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1189831701 Jens Larsen

     If you have cared to read the article it was already tested to work on this phone………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

  • Phil

    Nexus S rooted with CM ROM – installs and works fine, however disappointingly not very good – speaktoit assistant is better IMO.

  • ix85g

    galaxy s2 non rooted 4.0.3 ics wont work :( considering rooting the phone to see if it works then :(

  • Andrew

    Galaxy Nexus non rooted 4.0.1 ICS works fine. 

  • Mickey

    works on galaxy s2 non rooted 4.0.3, just remove the vlingo voice app first, it gets the odd crash so be aware.

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