Selasa, 21 Mei 2013

[Mobile Cellphone Info] Samsung's S Voice available for Android 4.0 devices through leaked Galaxy S III ROM

Mobile Cellphone Info has posted a new item, 'Samsung's S Voice available for
Android 4.0 devices through leaked Galaxy S III ROM'

The firmware for Samsung's Galaxy S III has leaked just over a week ahead of the
device's release. While you can't flash the ROM to another phone just yet,
developers are able to poke around inside and could be bringing elements of the
TouchWiz Nature UX experience to a wider audience at some point. The first major
finding to come out of the leak, however, is an APK for S Voice, Samsung's
Siri-style voice control application. It seems to work on any device running
Android 4.0 we tested the app on a Galaxy Nexus and a Sharp Aquos Phone, and
got it up and running largely without issue barring a couple of crashes.It's
clear that S Voice has been modeled very much in Siri's imageObviously, we don't
want to pass anything resembling a final judgement on leaked software that was
designed for different hardware. It's clear, though, that S Voice has been
modeled very much in Siri's image, right down to the near-identical microphone
icon at the bottom. The software hooks into Android and lets you set calendar
events, send messages to contacts, get Wolfram Alpha-powered answers to
questions, find out weather forecasts, and so on. Voice recognition was mostly
solid, but we had a few problems getting it to parse various names, and "The
Verge" remains a common stumbling block for this kind of software. S Voice's
voice itself is a coldly mechanical female affair, some way away from Siri's
personable and slightly coquettish mannerisms (or indeed the dulcet male tones
found in the British version).It also seems that S Voice isn't quite as attuned
towards natural speech as Siri. For example, whereas Apple's service will
helpfully respond to vague statements like "I'm in the mood for Italian food," S
Voice won't offer any advice beyond suggesting a web search. Even a more direct
question like "Where's a good Italian restaurant?" sends you to Google, and the
tutorial advises using much less fluent syntax such as "Text Katie message are
you free tonight for dinner." S Voice doesn't make much effort to indulge more
esoteric queries, either, though it does at least tell you that the meaning of
life is 42.Overall, S Voice is the closest approximation of Siri we've seen (in
English, at least), but it's not quite as fluid at least in its current form.
We're looking forward to giving it, and the rest of Samsung's Nature UX, a
fuller workout when we review the Galaxy S III itself.

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