Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, the latest flagship Android-based device from the company, arrives on shelves with a set of new, appealing features.
Among them, we can count an S-Voice application that was recently extracted from a leaked Galaxy S III
ROM, and which was already ported to other devices.
Owners of Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note devices had the chance to taste it initially, but it was soon made available for non-Samsung Android phones as well.
Following that initial leak, Samsung stepped up and blocked the app, preventing all users from enjoying its capabilities.
However, it appears that some enthusiasts managed to find a workaround to make the software work again.
While only the signed version of the app was providing access to the S-Voice service after Samsung blocked it, the limitation appears to have been lifted recently.
At the moment, all those who installed the S-Voice app on their devices, both signed and unsigned flavors, should be able to enjoy its features.
The app is said to be running pretty well on all devices on which it was installed, though it still has some issues on non-Galaxy S III
phones. Given the fact that it was not designed to work on other devices than Samsung’s own phones, it does not come as a surprise that the app sports these problems.
It should also be mentioned that the software is compatible only with the smartphones that are powered by Google’s latest platform release, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Those who would like to get more info on the software or grab the application should head over to the XDA-Developers forums
Apparently, rooted devices will enjoy a mode integrated and stable experience with the S-Voice app than what others will receive. Since rooting a phone voids warranty, we would not suggest trying this method.