Samsung’s “Innovative” New S Voice Feature Looks Exactly Like Siri [Image]

Samsung’s “Innovative” New S Voice Feature Looks Exactly Like Siri [Image]

On the left is Siri, on the right is the S Voice Copycat

This morning Samsung announced their newest high-end Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III. With a release date of May 29th, the new phone comes with a lot of crazy new features, like Smart Stay, that uses facial recognition to determine if you’re looking at it, and if not, it’ll turn the screen off. But topping the list of awesome new features is the “innovative” voice recognition feature. It’s innovative because you can say things like, “Hi Mr. Galaxy phone, what’s the weather gonna be like today?” and S Voice will pop-up a screen that looks exactly like Apple’s Siri feature does on the iPhone 4S.

Keep it up Samsung.

  • rockymtnhigh

    And they wonder why Apple sues them regularly?   Wow – Samsung shows their originality.    

  • rockymtnhigh

    And they wonder why Apple sues them regularly?   Wow – Samsung shows their originality.    

  • nefan65

    And yet Siri is still more classy, and far more “Human” like.

  • joewaylo

    I can see Apple suing Samsung for another copycat infringement.

  • Flyphoenix

    I smell another lawsuit!

  • lymenlee

    Err, can this be more blatant? And why they showed ‘I didn’t catch that. Please try again.’ in the screenshot is beyond me. Maybe they want to set the expectation cautiously so user would expect it to NOT recognize their voice the first time around?

  • Dennis Stahl

    Common Samsung .. even that Mic icon looks the same.  I’m really getting turned off by Samsung.  I mean, where is the innovation?  A company should have their own foot prints, their own path, their own character…. wooow … how disappointing

  • Lane Jasper

    Screenshot fail “I didn’t catch that” they COULD have used a more positive one like “sure, here you are master” lol

  • joewaylo

    So how much did they copy anyways, besides weather? Does it do knock-knock jokes too?

  • UNKnowen

    Can I smell LAWSUIT….?

  • Jdsonice

    Samsung should change its name to CopyCat. 

    Frankly I am sick of the Koreans and XXXXXXXX and the others stealing American technology. It is about time we used our might as a nation to teach these guys a lesson. :-)
    We should start a Boycott Samsung Day.
  • Steinar Eyþór Valsson

    2006

    • Samsung introduces the Samsung Q1 UMPC.
      2010 Apple’s iPad.
      Just because something is not groundbreaking or new for that matter doesn’t mean it can’t be useful, innovative or good.
  • baby_Twitty

    HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAhahahahaha!!!
    Samsung, you are an embarrassing snore-fest.

  • Paul Lloyd Johnson

    Wow, they may have a screen that even out does the 4S, but if they are still creating an ugly UI like that why bother?

  • ApplePr0n

    I like how Fandroids all said Siri was a useless gimmick and now they are acting like S Voice is a groundbreaking and original feature

  • Boris Kevin Bayemi

    OMG, we just got samsunged

  • michael

    SAMeSUNG

  • ApplePr0n

    @michael. Patent that, because its going to be money

  • Samuraiartguy

    Not that intellectual property or copyright seems to mean all that much in Asia. Engineers may or may not get axed for lack of originality… but the frakin’ LAWYERS have some SERIOUS job security.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Wow, they may have a screen that even out does the 4S, but if they are still creating an ugly UI like that why bother?

    Bro’, pentile is ugly.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    Why would I ever support a copy company like Samsung? No innovation in their products, just ideas from other, more successful platforms.

  • Nick Hansen

    Err, can this be more blatant? And why they showed ‘I didn’t catch that. Please try again.’ in the screenshot is beyond me. Maybe they want to set the expectation cautiously so user would expect it to NOT recognize their voice the first time around?

    i think they showed ‘I didn’t catch that. please try again’  because it looks a lot like Siri’s ‘sorry I didn’t catch that’

  • Andrew John

    This is just pathetic. The tired old argument that Samsung innovate has just gone out the window. I’m glad those fandroids enjoy the second rate rubbished being pumped out by Samsung. They deserve one another. Idiots, they must think everyone is stupid, like their users.

  • AlbertoZermeno

    Wow- having not shame dignity hardcore, very very sad-

  • vegamcse

    I don’t care who copied who. All I care about is if it can read my incoming emails and open apps. Also turn on wifi or Bluetooth. Siri can’t. Can SVoice? If not, then they both suck.

  • vegamcse

    I like how Fandroids all said Siri was a useless gimmick and now they are acting like S Voice is a groundbreaking and original feature

    But it is useless. At Least to me it is. I need Siri to open apps and toggle wifi and bluetooth on and off. Also to read incoming emails when I’m driving. It can’t do any of it, so 99% of the time I forget it’s there.

  • vegamcse

    And yet Siri is still more classy, and far more “Human” like.

    Yet SVoice allows you to do more than Siri. You can take a picture, open applications and even unlock the phone using your voice. None of which Siri can do.

  • vegamcse

    This is just pathetic. The tired old argument that Samsung innovate has just gone out the window. I’m glad those fandroids enjoy the second rate rubbished being pumped out by Samsung. They deserve one another. Idiots, they must think everyone is stupid, like their users.

    Samsung may not innovate when it comes to software, but take apart an iPhone and tell me who makes most of the parts. Who makes the A5 processor for example?

  • vegamcse

    Andrew John
    May 4 Posts: 18Member
    This is just pathetic. The tired old argument that Samsung innovate has just gone out the window. I’m glad those fandroids enjoy the second rate rubbished being pumped out by Samsung. They deserve one another. Idiots, they must think everyone is stupid, like their users.

    How do you know Galaxy S phones are second rate rubbish? Did you own one and weren’t happy?

  • vegamcse

    Who’s going to open “iOS5 groundbreaking Notification system looks EXACTLY like Android”?

  • vegamcse

    Samsung should change its name to CopyCat. 

    Frankly I am sick of the Koreans and XXXXXXXX and the others stealing American technology. It is about time we used our might as a nation to teach these guys a lesson. :-)
    We should start a Boycott Samsung Day.

    Why? Samsung is only doing what Apple did before. Take someone else’s idea and make it better.

    The “pinch to zoom” gesture. Stolen idea from Apple. The GUI, stolen idea from Apple. All iOS 5 updates, a straight up copy from Android.

    They all do it. No thought is your own.

  • YBANDREW

    just a heads up fanboys android has had voice functions since 08 just like siri… not as robust but still had some ability like setting reminders and alarms.. oh and what about the notification bar apple so clearly ripped off?

  • Trollio

    This article is ridiculous, android has had voice assistant programs for years before apple bought out Siri and claimed to have invented it.

  • Trollio

    I also see that the article failed to mention all the things s-voice can do that siri can’t such as actually reading out the forecast, open applications, activating the program through a keyword and searching businesses outside the US.

  • Radha Lokesh

    Samsung did not copy anything. . to be frank, iphone copied siri. because siri is available in android market long back. later on it is purchased by apple. hence it is now not available for android. and remember one thing, siri like apps are available in android market since 2009. so finally apple is the copycat.

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