Sample Samsung's Galaxy S III S Voice Right Now, or Just Download Vlingo

By Gary Cutlack on at

The entire software set that powers Samsung's about-to-launch Galaxy S III has been dumped online, with users able to grab the 800MB file and enjoy Samsung's latest Touchwiz tools and see if its many piles of new stuff are actually of any use.

As well as the complete ROM, the distributor has kindly extracted the specific files that run Samsung's new S Voice tool, which Samsung would no doubt like us all to consider a similar feature to Apple's ludicrously well-received Siri virtual assistant.

You will need to be an expert in the art of "rooting" your existing Android model in order to run the extracted S Voice installer, and if you are and you'd like to give it a whirl, the necessary files can be had from HDBlog.it. It'll definitely install on the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Nexus and other Ice Cream Sandwich powered models, should you have been brainwashed into thinking voice control is somehow the future and be keen on having a try.

There's one rather embarrassing discovery, though. A disclaimer at boot up tells us Samsung's new feature uses technology from well established Android voice control app Vlingo, which has been on the Play Store for ages. [XDA via Android Police]