Samsung Begins Blocking Unofficial S Voice Requests Ahead of Galaxy S3 Launch

Just yesterday, we reported how the APK of the Siri-like feature S-Voice exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 got leaked and subsequently, was downloadable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich users around the world. Now it seems, events have taken a twist for the worse for those who have been having fun with S-Voice. According to reports, Samsung has begun blocking unofficial requests generated by its S-Voice servers from devices that are apparently ‘unsupported’.

The turn of events have been reported over the last 24 hours and apparently, Samsung along with Vlingo which supplies the voice-recognition technology have begun detecting and replying to the unsupported-devices with the message, “Network Error. Please Try Again.” Apparently, Vlingo can block any device that shouldn’t have access to S-Voice just yet by identifying the device through a string of data.

With that said however, this does mean that it could be possible to come up with some sort of workaround system that will essentially ‘fool’ Vlingo into processing requests again. With the release of the international Samsung Galaxy S3 only days away, it isn’t a surprise that the South Korean tech giants are doing everything necessary to ensure that only its latest customers can enjoy the new feature but that’s just Android for you.

This article was filed in Homepage > Cellphones and was tagged with android 4.0, Galaxy S3, s voice and siri. The story was spotted on thenextweb
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