Samsung’s S Voice, an Apple Siri clone, leaks; Samsung blocks rival iPhone clones from using

“Samsung’s S Voice, a Siri-like feature that was supposed to be one of the main attractions of its upcoming Galaxy S III, has leaked,” Salvador Rodriguez reports for The Los Angeles Times. “The company announced its upcoming phone and the feature earlier this month, and the device is scheduled to begin selling in Europe next week.”

“But the S Voice feature has reportedly been leaked and can run on any device operating on Android’s latest OS version, called Ice Cream Sandwich,” Rodriguez reports. “The feature can be downloaded and installed on devices such as the Galaxy Nexus and work the way it’s supposed to, according to website Redmond Pie.”

Rodriguez reports, “Samsung has reportedly begun blocking S Voice requests coming from unsupported devices.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: So, the ultimate iPhone cloner is now trying to clone Siri, but they’re upset that rival iPhone cloners want to tap into their Siri clone?

So every assembler of pretend iPhones is going to create and run their very own Siri clone? Gee, that won’t be confusing or add to the already obscene fragmentation over in I-wish-I-had-a-real-iPhone-land. S Voice™, Sara™, Suru™, Soro™, Sere™…


Also, Apple’s data centers, which support Siri, cost billions of dollars. How good can some of these Siri-clones from the low margin Fragmandroid handset peddlers ever really hope to be? How many languages will they ever be able to support? What’s HTC going to have, a broom closet with a pair of ancient Packard Bells trying to decipher a bunch of hapless souls fruitlessly asking, “Why didn’t I buy a real iPhone?”

Sounds like lots of fun ahead. Again.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RL” for the heads up.]


  1. Samsung’s cult-like Apple-following is clearly evident in their slavish adoration of Apple’s products. 😉

    I’m surprised they didn’t just go with “Samsiri”.

  2. I-wish-I-had-a-real-iPhone-land does exist. I know quite a few people who THINK they have struck a good ($$) deal with Samsung look-alike (but feel-not-so-alike) products.

  3. All part of Steve’s vision, imho. Sammy will copy Siri, Android and Apple smartphones generate less searches that create display ads, less Google revenue.

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