1. Nashstruck's Avatar
    They stolen it!

    05-20-2012 06:32 AM
  2. robnelle's Avatar
    Samsung really focused on user experience with this phone. Many of the user experience improvements were software enhancements. The problem is, software is portable - especially between devices that are running slightly different versions of the same OS. I expected this to happen. Samsung had to know it would happen too.
    05-20-2012 07:59 AM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    That's a little disconcerting. Being a non-Android user considering the jump to the SG3, this is a little foreign to me. From my perspective, one manufacturer's software should not be able to ported to another device. There should be more control of OS software. I understand that apps are open software.
    05-20-2012 08:36 AM
  4. Nashstruck's Avatar
    That's a little disconcerting. Being a non-Android user considering the jump to the SG3, this is a little foreign to me. From my perspective, one manufacturer's software should not be able to ported to another device. There should be more control of OS software. I understand that apps are open software.
    I struggle with the same idea too.

    But unfortunately, with customisability and open-platform software, comes the problems we just described. Only thing I can hope for is that both hackers and consumers realise that piracy destroys the platform. Hacking the software to allow creativity for developers can be good for the platform e.g. Jailbreaking iOS or using open-platform Android, but pirating software destroys incentive for developers to develop. Ultimately, we lose out as consumers because the developer would rather develop on a "safe" platform and protect their income.
    05-20-2012 08:39 AM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Isn't S-Voice part of Samsung's software added to the ICS OS? That software should be proprietary as I agree that it ultimately destroy the ability of a manufacturer to maintain it brand performance and reputation.
    05-20-2012 08:55 AM
  6. ab304945's Avatar
    Either way. There are apps in the play store that does exactly what svoice does.

    I'm not getting the s3 for s voice, though it is nice to have it there and ready

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    05-20-2012 09:56 AM
  7. Nashstruck's Avatar
    With the ROM for S3 out too, does it mean that it is (theoretically and practically) possible to load the S3 ICS software onto a HTC One X?
    And enjoy both the beautiful SLCD2 screen and the software updates of Samsung at the same time?
    05-20-2012 10:06 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    The issue is that apparent piracy will not only hurt their brand but also sales of the SG3. Granted, S-voice is not a show-stopper in my purchase decision. There should be clear limits on mis-appropriating the software of one maker intellectual property. Apps that are not free should also be protected as intellectual property.
    05-20-2012 10:10 AM
  9. Wontfinishlast's Avatar
    The ability to port software between devices is what makes android the superior platform. It means that everyone can build off of everyone else's software and therefore make for the best user experience possible. If I wanted to not have the ability to get the latest and greatest software and settle for whatever the manufacturer has told me I need I would've gotten an iphone.
    05-20-2012 11:32 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    The Samsung Nature UXI software distinguishes it from a stock One X and should be regarded as IP that is protected. If companies like XDP can take all parts of the SG3 and make it possible to add to any ICS OS device, then why should the SG3 be released? If open software is so great, what protects our personal devices?
    05-20-2012 11:47 AM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    Free speech is great but there are limits which make for a civil society. For instance, one can't yell fire in a crowded theater without legal consequences. Free speech taken to the nth degree is a slippery slope. Porting a company's software may improve the user experience but injury in the form of decreased revenue and the time/effort to develop the code that has lost its value to one company like Samsumg.
    05-20-2012 12:16 PM
  12. Droid800's Avatar
    S-voice is just so so. Its not very good at understanding words and phrases, and is really slow. Of course, the legit version on the SG3 could be different.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-20-2012 12:27 PM
  13. Mark_C's Avatar
    For those that cant their head around this, imagine you have a Dell PC and have an application on it, a friend who has an HP machine wants the program, so you stick it on a usb stick and put it on the other machine.
    No different between doing the above and swapping apps between phones - common operating system.
    Wontfinishlast likes this.
    05-20-2012 12:45 PM
  14. robnelle's Avatar
    Interesting thing about S-Voice.. Samsung didn't build it from scratch. It is actually powered by Vlingo. This is mentioned in both articles below.


    S-Voice Pulled from the Galaxy S III, Download the App Now! | TalkAndroid.com
    05-20-2012 01:31 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    So your friend get software that he did not pay for, thus theft. If I have MS Office, does that mean that I can take and install it on my friend's machine.
    05-20-2012 01:36 PM
  16. Incubus123's Avatar
    Whatcha gonna do.. you know? Thats just how it is with android. Don't worry, if HTC comes out with some new flashy software it will most likely get the same treatement.
    05-20-2012 02:24 PM
  17. Mark_C's Avatar
    More to the point its quite funny that according to owners the HOX is "the best phone evah", but they still need to install apps from the S3 ?
    Nashstruck likes this.
    05-20-2012 03:21 PM
  18. moosc's Avatar
    Fyi I loaded s voice on my gnex it if you feel like this stealing then just get vlingo from the market and its free and is same as s voice

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    05-20-2012 03:44 PM
  19. tekhna's Avatar
    You guys are hilarious. S-Voice is just Vlingo. And it's just software. It's got nothing to do with brand protection, etc. It's also not very useful. S-Voice, like Siri, is a novelty you will forget about after a week of owning the phone.
    05-20-2012 04:03 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    It's not just one part of the Nature UXI. Whether one part or all. It was still packaged by Samsung to diferentiate it from other brands like HTC. Samsung has been harmed in that not as many would switch to buy it. Once you take one thing that doesn't belong to you, taking more means nothing and nothing has value. The Nature UXI has value that should be locked down. If HTC wants a better user experience, they can package something better.
    05-20-2012 04:11 PM
  21. SlimJ87D's Avatar
    It runs okay on my HOX. Sometimes it force closes and you can't customize the S Voice, that force closes it too.
    05-20-2012 09:47 PM
  22. hell911's Avatar
    s-voice is just for problem solving and asking long questions, for everyday task, you can just tap on your screen for opening applications.
    05-21-2012 12:52 AM
  23. coinmanmat's Avatar
    Okay so Samsung found out that S Voice was leaked and they blocked access to it from unauthorized devices but naturally XDA devs found a way around it
    05-21-2012 05:07 AM
  24. Stang68's Avatar
    None of this will matter when Google releases Assistant, probably around IO.
    05-23-2012 04:23 AM