S Voice

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S Voice
Original author(s) Samsung
Developer(s) Samsung
Initial release 30 May 2012; 4 years ago (2012-05-30)
Operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 – 4.3 Jelly Bean, 4.4 Kit Kat, 5.0 – 5.1.1 Lollipop
Available in English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Russian, German and Hindi
Type Intelligent personal assistant

S Voice is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator which is only available as a built-in application for the Samsung Galaxy S III, S III Mini (including NFC Variant), S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, S5, S5 Mini, S II Plus, Note II, Note 3, Note 4, Note 10.1, Note 8.0, Stellar, Mega, Grand, Avant, Core, Ace 3, Tab 3 7.0, Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Camera, and other 2013 or later Samsung Android devices. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services.[1][2] It is based on the Vlingo personal assistant.[3]

The Galaxy S5 and later Samsung Android devices, S Voice runs on Nuance instead of Vlingo.

Some of the capabilities of S Voice include making appointments, opening apps, setting alarms, updating social network websites such as Facebook or Twitter and navigation. S Voice also offers multitasking as well as automatic activation features, for example, when the car engine is started.[4][5]

In a disclaimer that pops up on first opening S Voice, Samsung states that the app is provided by a third party which it does not name.[6]

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  1. ^ Wollman, Dana (3 May 2012). "Samsung announces SmartStay and S Voice features for the Galaxy S III". Engadget. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (3 May 2012). "Samsung: The Death Of The Spec Gives Way To The Birth Of The Human Touch". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Samsung’s New S-Voice Is Just A Skinned Version Of Vlingo Labs Beta on Google Play". 
  4. ^ "Samsung GALAXY S4". CaCELL. Archived from the original on April 16, 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Dolcourt, Jessie. "Samsung's S Voice Drive app might not suck (hands-on)". Cnet. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Official Samsung Support". Samsung Electronics America. Retrieved 26 February 2016.