Install Galaxy S4 Version of S Voice to Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4 [Quick Guide]
By Erik Pineda | March 28, 2013 2:44 PM EST
If you fell in love with the S Voice app that Samsung has delivered with the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, you may want to get the upgraded version that will rollout with the Galaxy S4.
Good news is, Note 2 and S3 owners can actually install the S Voice S4 version to their handsets, courtesy of a leaked APK installation file from SamMobile. The more than 25MB file is obtainable by heading out to this link: http://hotfile.com/dl/199986593/6b163c0/S-Voice_Android_phone_J.apk.html.
Before proceeding, take note that the System Dump works wonders with stock Samsung TouchWiz skins only so expect to encounter issues with S3s and Note 2s that running on custom ROMs.
For those who wonder what is lovely about the S Voice, it is simply Samsung's take on Siri by Apple and Google Now on Android. Yes, you are getting you're a trusty personal assistant with the app installed on your device.
"S-Voice uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. It is based on the Vlingo personal assistant," SamMobile said in characterising the basic functions of S Voice.
One helpful feature of the Samsung app is its car mode known as S Voice Drive, which according to Gotta Be Mobile is very useful for the hardcore road warriors.
"In our short time with the new version it appears to speak more information and deliver more information at once, specifically when asking it what the weather is," GBM said on its report.
Another bonus is the APK can be installed on Nexus 4 and it is behaving as expected, the same GBM report said.
Since the S Voice APK is not an official Google Play release, you need to download it from the link provided above and proceed on manual installation. Don't forget to check the 'Unknown sources' option for the install to proceed.
Simply follow this route: Settings>Security>Unknown sources, then you can go ahead as if getting the app from Google Play.
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