When the S Voice app landed everyone and their dog installed it to check it out. Shortly afterwards, Samsung blocked it from accessing the servers that make it work. Again, the developers worked their magic, found out how to avoid it being blocked and here we are again rocking S Voice. Samsung came back with a statment on why they blocked it in the first place. It wasn’t to keep it locked down and only available on the Galaxy S III, at least that is there story. Instead it was because they didn’t want people to judge the app and how well, or not so well, it works on other devices. Apparantly the application is still being considered a test version.
“An initial test version of S Voice which was found online has been blocked as Samsung Electronics does not want consumers to judge the quality of the voice feature based on a test version. When the product is launched, users of GALAXY S III will be able to fully experience S Voice.”
While it is nice to hear an official answer from Samsung on the matter, we don’t completely buy it. By stating it is because the app is still a test version, it makes them look nice and not like complete jerks. On the other side of the coin you have users like me and you. Of course we know the app wasn’t designed for our devices, of course we know there might be issues running it, and of course we don’t mind. If you have been playing around with leaked version of applications and games long enough, you should know better than to judge it before it is released. you should also know that it might not work perfectly on your device if it was designed for a different model. We played around with it and it worked out just fine. It is a cool idea that a lot of people will love to have. Personally, voice commands have never been my thing. I am certain I will give it a test when I get my S III, but I will probably never use it after that except to show it off.
What are your thoughts? Is Samsung just trying to keep it exclusive to the S III, or are they more concerned with people hating on it before it even really launches.
Source: The Verge