One of Galaxy S III’s big features was S Voice, a Siri-like assistant that understood basic commands and would automate tasks for you. Now as it turns out, S Voice is merely an application that’s not specific to the S III or isn’t tailormade to run on S III’s hardware alone. After the initial firmware of the S III was leaked, developers managed to extract the S Voice APK from the firmware and it is now available for everyone to try out. This will only work on an ICS-based phone, so if you own a Nexus S or a Galaxy Nexus or are using a custom ROM, then you can give it a try. We were able to run it on the HTC One X and other than a few crashes here and there, it seems to work fine. When going through the initial set-up, just make sure you don’t change any of the default settings and everything should work fine. If you keep getting a “Network Error” message, then you’ll have to change some settings on the system files. This thread would be a good place to start. Download the APK from this thread here.
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A quick recap of the S III - the phone is equipped with some of the latest tech to make it out of the mobile phone sector. From a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor (1GB RAM) running on Android 4.0 i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) flaunting the latest edition of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, to NFC support, the device is quite feature-packed. Its 2100 mAh battery should also provide users with quite a bit of usage as well.
Here’s a closer look at some of the other specs revealed:
- 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with, DLNA support
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS,
- USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
- 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
- 1.9MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
- 16/32/64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB
- HDMI out
Published Date: May 21, 2012 12:09 pm | Updated Date: May 21, 2012 12:09 pm