Samsung’s S-Voice Pitted Against Siri, Who Comes Out On Top?

With iOS 6, Apple’s latest iOS operating system providing Siri with a much-needed boost, it was only a matter of time before decided to pit the reigning champion of voice technology against Samsung’s S-Voice. The result is a pretty favorable comparison, showing S-Voice can hold its own well enough against the “new and improved” Siri.

Still, it’s pretty clear that Siri was the inspiration for S-Voice, everything from the bubble conversation to the general UI just smacks of Siri-inspired. The only real difference here that caught our eye was how “boring” S-Voice sounds compared to Siri. We’ve long known that Apple built Siri to have a personality, and while the focus is more function over tone, we can’t help but notice that Siri just sounds more “fun” to talk with.

Boring voices aside, we’re glad to see that S-Voice is not only a viable competitor, but can absolutely hold its own in a direct comparison.

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  • peepster

    Hmm, not much research in saying that S-Voice is Siri-inspired. S-Voice is based on Vlingo, which has had that kind of interface since way before Siri was on iPhones. See Vlingo’s own website, they have a video from October of 2010 showing a similar interface.

    If anything, maybe Siri copied from Vlingo?

    • Theabunai

      peepster.  Vlingo was inspired Siri 
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siri_(software) Notice Siri was made back in 2007 and apple bought it in april of 2010  Furthermore the history of vlingo is that it was first developed for blackberry and iPhone only back in 2008.

      • Guest911

         Don’t bother with facts. Everything has been on Android since the dawn of time.

        • watbetchh

           MFing right

    • tommy

       Apple has all the money now, so they are the originator of any feature they have, and they can sue the pants off of you too.

    • MarcusDW

      I agree and Apple has zero argument until S-Voice at least starts telling you jokes and having a personality… and even then.

  • http://twitter.com/wutdaheck Heck Saints

    Seems like they will accomplish the important things at a similar ability.  The only real difference is the added eccentric stuff.   

    A) The voice itself (robotic vs a bit more natural)
    B) Jokes, unpredictable questions, silly requests
    C) Access methods (being able to say Hi Galaxy to use vs Apple method)

  • Guest

    I’d still rather have the iPhone. I can’t wait for 1900 HSPA+ to go live in Dallas. I’ll be buying a factory unlocked iPhone 5 when it launches.

    • LarryVandemeer

      Yes we know. Idiots always do want iCRAP…

  • come on samsung….

    Who cares.. voice apps have been around android long before siri. Samsung stop trying to copy the apple way and be innovative. Show us something fresh and new. Maybe be even something useful. 

    • Xavier

       …apple isn’t innovative either…they are just as notorious for being bit offs too

  • http://twitter.com/armandv71 armandv71

    I agree with Peepster.  I’ve been using Vlingo on my SGS2 for a while and it does everything I need it to without issue well before Siri became popular.  Plus the wake up feature via voice makes it perfect in the car.

  • MarcusDW

    Screw both of em, I’m waiting to see what Google is developing!  “Majel”?

    • Herb

       Excited for Google to tout their new “Assistant” at I/O

  • Deadeye37

    So, do all requests that you make via S-voice and Siri have to be processed via the cloud, or does the processing happen on the phone and then the app grabs the necessary info from the cloud if it requires it?  I’m curious because
    A) I have a 200 MB plan and so I have to watch how much data I consume each month (I currently usually use less than 100 MB)
    B) If I go on a road trip and drop out of service, this feature would break while I’m out of service range or only have 2G Internet.

    Overall, S-voice looks very functional.  I can see myself using this while I’m driving.

    • MarcusDW

      Well I can say that I can’t talk to Samsung’s Voice Talk at all when I’m in Airplane mode or have zero bars.  I’m guessing that you need the cloud like you say, even with “S-Voice”(both are powered by Vlingo).

    • MarcusDW

      Also, with very little signal, it just times out and is also unusable.

    • Herb

       These voice technologies function by sending your command to a server, scanning it for meaning, and triggering a response. You must be connected in order to use voice commands and it WILL use your data.

  • LaCandela

    Love it…can’t wait till it arrives in the USA, that’s a birthday gift for my daughter she has the S4 so she’s getting that new one in white with 32g she’s forgoing a tablet for the phone

  • Sidekicker89

    Can someone please tell me if Foxfi is a goodall trustworthy tethering app for your Phone?? :) thanks! Or any other good free tethering apps.

    • MotoPho

      Foxfi works great, course it depends on your branding of phone as to how it tethers, as all HTC’s have to use Bluetooth but my Photon4G works great through wifi.

  • Josh

    So tired that every cell phone post on any tech blog devolves into an Apple vs Android battle with the commentors all attacking one another.  Fandroids from one OS knocking the other.  As someone who is using an Android but considering an iPhone to go with my Macbook Pro laptop, its hard to get real unbiased information.  Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the ability to test both OS for 30 days and don’t buy multiple unlocked phones at 500+….It seems no one is objective and the more I read, the more confused I get

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I’d like to think I am pretty objective, I did a fair comparison of Android and still enjoy my title of iPhone fanboy. I try and be objective, though I post a good deal of Android info around here because 90% of T-Mobile’s customer base uses the Android platform.

    • MarcusDW

      What would you like to know?

    • Xavier

       and Dav did do a 30 day android challenge…not many iphone fan boys can say or do that…thirty days…

    • Andrew

      I work at a T-Mobile store. I currently use an iPhone and have for the past year. I have a Macbook Pro and I love that my iPhone syncs with it smoothly. I love the security/stability of my iPhone. There’s something about iOS that makes it work so well with “outdated hardware and software”. I think the reason for slow releases on say, 4G for example, is because Apple doesn’t want to put something out that will have problems. Like batteries lasting half of a day. 
      But with that being said, I love the android OS too. I love the customization and overall ‘fun’ feel of it. After playing with every phone that has come out on T-Mobile since October I have my favorites and my pet peeves of each phone/android OS. In the end, both OS’s are great. Everyone has their own preferences just like Coke vs Pepsi. Just because you don’t like iOS/Android for whatever reason doesn’t mean the other is inferior. Relax and enjoy the news of T-Mobile however David decides to present it. 

  • ChadBroChillz

    S-voice is better than current Siri, because it is more in depth with its answers, but the Siri at wwdc kills s-voice.

    Also apple is suing, because s voice is a copy of Siri. It even looks and acts like it. They aren’t suing because it has voice recognition.

    • Xavier

       apple just likes to sue in general anyway lol

    • LarryVandemeer

      Are you saying apple invented voice recognition?? Are you for real???

      • ChadBroChillz

        First, I never said anything about inventing. Please learn to read, and do not try and fill in the blanks with what ever your imagination can come up with. You can’t invent something you bought. Also I said ARENT suing, you know the opposite of are suing.

        They do not own the rights to the voice recognition software. Nuance does. And nuance licenses it to apple and Samsung.

        • in2android

          Why is it that apple fans feel that apple is justified in suing every major competitor? The gs3 makes phone calls & so does iPhone, can apple sue? The iPhone is a rectangle, so should Samsung sue them for stealing their shape? Technological advancements are going to be used across the board. Neither company are true innovators, their just incorporating modern technology. Unfortunately, apple is just one of those companies that fear competition & do their best to try to create a monopoly. Apple is a joke, & it won’t be long before even their fans won’t continue to pay premium price for outdated hardware/ software. Do you truly believe apple has invented voice recognition?C’Mon…. Everything apple adds to their products are features they observe in android, that the majority of their consumers aren’t aware of. Android is a cutting edge more sophisticated technology, while apple is a marketing firm. I don’t feel strongly enough to hate a company, but I can’t understand how you don’t have the obvious conclusion of this?

        • ChadBroChillz

          All I can say at this post is that Fandroids seem to be getting blinder and blinder to their bias.

          I never even gave my opinion of whether I approve of the suing, let alone gave justification for it.

        • in2android

          So do you approve/agree with Apple’s many lawsuits? If not, then do you support them by purchasing their phones & if you do agree with them, then I revert to my previous statement that they are hampering steps forward, and that’s what I disagree with.

        • Xavier

           …doesn’t sound bias but informative…

        • Xavier

           …doesn’t sound bias but informative…

        • Bratty

          Apple is just a “marketing firm”??? Oh dude, put that pipe down.

        • Bratty

          Apple is just a “marketing firm”??? Oh dude, put that pipe down.

        • Xavier

           californian???

        • in2android

          Pardon me…. Apples mobile phone division is a marketing firm. Their PC’s are amazing & of the best in the world! I used to love the iPhone when if first arrived, and Mr. Jobs had me so sold. It was an amazing step that brought us into an era of tech that has changed how most of the modern world functions day to day. However, companies like Google have since taken unbelievable bounds forward, and brought us many advancements in smartphones, while Apple has coasted along bringing already created & already implemented ideas! Apple iPhones have become more of a fashion accessorie than a powerful groundbreaking tool these days. As I’ve stated, android is cutting edge, always bringing new approaches to make a powerful tool more powerful. iPhone has really brought very little in the past several years to its OS, and most of what they have incorporated has already been implemented in Android. That is factual… What Apple does do is market the CRAP out of a product, but not near as well as Mr. Job’s did! I can attest, that Job’s could’ve taken the floor & introduced a “Spork” to us with such enthusiasm, charisma, character, and brilliance that I would’ve been online placing my pre order before the presentation ever ended! He was indefinately one of the greatest salesman, businessmen, leaders, and public personalities of our time. But, Apple isn’t marketing as well as they did in the Jobs era… If they don’t become more focused on introducing NEW concepts, features, & ideas in the near future, then they’re going to be in trouble. I would say they are many more iPhone users switching to Android & windows phone than vice versa.They are now relying on marketing much more than expanding the user experience & features of iOS. All of the lawsuits make it very apparent that they are threatened, & instead of competing to create a superior product, they have chosen to attempt to railroad what is moving forward. I don’t hate apple, & I certainly don’t hate iPhone users. I’m more disappointed that a veteran manufacturer is trying to hamper growth in an industry that they were a very big leader in. Yes, I use the word “were”. And lastly, David I’ve emailed you in the past to express my admiration of your journalism, and to tell you how much I enjoy your site & all of the hard work you’ve put in to bring us some captivating reads, inside information,& some articles that lead to great discussions. Please don’t take this as me bashing anyone here in the discussion, I’m only outlining what has brought me to my conclusion that Apples mobile division is now a “marketing firm”.

        • MarcusDW

          So you’re saying that Apple is suing Samsung over the aesthetics of S-Voice and none of its technical funcionalities? 

          I’m just trying to get to the bottom of the whole war but it’s hard.

        • ChadBroChillz

          Aesthetics and the fact that they both function practically the same. I do not think anyone can logically deny that they look very similar and function very similar.

          The war has more to do with apple’s vendetta with Eric Schmidt, and the fact that he was on the apple board while they were creating the iPhone, and telling them that android was a blackberry killer instead of the iphone competitor that it turned into it.

          samsung apple war is more of a battle, since samsung phones UI looks similar to the iPhone UI, and Samsung is the largest Android Manufacturer.

        • Xavier

           let’s not forget samsungs android brother in HTC

        • Xavier

           let’s not forget samsungs android brother in HTC

        • MarcusDW

          The functionality is nothing new and was around prior to “Siri”

          Siri, Inc. built “Siri” back in 07′ which was later bought by Apple in 2010.

          Dragon NaturallySpeaking was built by Nuance Comm. and has been around since the 90′s.  

          S-Voice which is ran by Vlingo which is owned by Nuance is now being sued by Apple based on what exactly, if Nuance has been doing this for about 14 years?  

          DNS features - 
          “The user is able to dictate and have speech transcribed as written text, have a document synthesized as an audio stream, or issue commands that are recognized as such by the program. In addition, voice profiles can be accessed through different computers in a networked environment, although the audio hardware and configuration must be identical on both machines. The Professional version allows creation of custom commands to control programs or functions not built into NaturallySpeaking.”

        • MarcusDW

          The functionality is nothing new and was around prior to “Siri”

          Siri, Inc. built “Siri” back in 07′ which was later bought by Apple in 2010.

          Dragon NaturallySpeaking was built by Nuance Comm. and has been around since the 90′s.  

          S-Voice which is ran by Vlingo which is owned by Nuance is now being sued by Apple based on what exactly, if Nuance has been doing this for about 14 years?  

          DNS features - 
          “The user is able to dictate and have speech transcribed as written text, have a document synthesized as an audio stream, or issue commands that are recognized as such by the program. In addition, voice profiles can be accessed through different computers in a networked environment, although the audio hardware and configuration must be identical on both machines. The Professional version allows creation of custom commands to control programs or functions not built into NaturallySpeaking.”

    • Shihan74

      Voice recognition actually invented by IBM. All other company started using it afterwards . Also all the android phones (before invented Siri) had voice recognition. Apple should not get the credit for it. 

    • Jamille Browne

      No, It kills current Siri because its more functional and accurate instead of some ol same ol fail but pretty toy that Siri is…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro, T-Mo

    Reigning champion of voice technology? really? lol, S-Voice (it was just renamed recentely)  has been on Samsung phones prior to the socalled 
    reigning champion of voice technology, lol.  Stop it man..please…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro, T-Mo

    Reigning champion of voice technology? really? lol, S-Voice (it was just renamed recentely)  has been on Samsung phones prior to the socalled 
    reigning champion of voice technology, lol.  Stop it man..please…

  • TMOTECH

    Try Skyvi. It works just as good for all android devices..

  • 30014

    Many may not know but Samsung has a sizeable amount of LTE related patents. I have a feeling that once Apple releases an LTE iPhone it’s payback time.

    • Xavier

       let the “Sue” wars begin 2013

  • urmom

    everyone whos wants this on there phone should download Assistant. You can change the look of the girl and voice. you can change her/his name. works really well.

  • ThisSiteIsBias

    May as well call this site AppleNews.com 

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Hahahahaha really? I mean REALLY? The volume of Android news on this site FAR outweighs everything else, so your comment is just funny. 

      • Bajamin

        Not that I care but I am pretty sure he was speaking on the fanboism that you tend to have for Apple. I don’t really care everyone is entitled to their opinion. 

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I don’t hide liking my iPhone, that had nothing to do with this post. It’s amazing that everyone seems to think I post anything with Apple in it because I don’t have the same level of hatred for iOS as some of you seem to do. This was a good comparison, between two up and coming projects, so it’s on the blog because the Galaxy S III will easily be the most popular T-Mobile device for a while and S-Voice is a major feature of the GSIII, so I posted it.

          It has nothing to do with being a fanboy of anything, you guys need to stop looking at everything in black and white, and start just looking at it for what it is.

        • Xavier

           hey hey man…i’ll give ya a cookie

          you are the only one I know that did a 30 day android test…I see that it relates to TMo in that we are gettin the GS3…I guess they really want to  jab at your iphone fanship really bad lol

        • Guest

          David, replying to these trolls makes you look bad. I’d suggest you ignore them. 

        • http://tmonews.com David

          You sir are right, I shall do better at ignoring them, trolls are all that they are. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/VillegasTE Tomas Villegas

          I trolled you a while back! If I remember correctly it was something to do with a typo in your blog. Hahaha, but it’s all in good fun.  I appreciate your work and how you mix it up.  Sh*t having the iPhone on T-Mobile would save us from failure (I think anyways and not that I think we’ll fail).

          I can’t wait for the SG3 to hit, I want that ‘ish!

        • Jdybrd

           That’s what I would suggest as well.  You do a great job at covering T-mobile news.  These egotistical Apple bashing trolls don’t seem to understand many people use an iPhone on T-mobiles service.  I guarantee when T-mobile releases the iPhone many of them will be using one as well.

        • kahlayoh

          What’s funny is, what happens when T-mobile for some miracle get’s the iphone. Not what would they say? This isn’t a android only site…it’s called “Tmonews”. Let’s just all get a long and stop hating on a “phone”, really….it’s just a phone! SMDH!

        • Bajamin

          There is no point in arguing with you. But hey it’s the internet. 
          First let me say I rarely see blog writers argue with their fans who support the site. But you do have an apple bias. It’s clear when you write about them. You state and imply that Apple made siri all amazing etc. Completely forgetting that they BOUGHT siri and made it worse than it was. Again I don’t care about your apple bias but if I wanted to read it every time I see and apple vs. droid thread I would head over to engadget. Anyone can like what they want but this is a NEWS site and I prefer to read that. If you don’t want people to voice their opinions then you shouldn’t voice yours (or disable commenting).

          Also for reference 
          http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57453207-71/woz-apple-made-a-stinking-mess-of-siri/ 

        • http://twitter.com/squiggleslash s slash

          David did a head to head iPhone to Android recently and came to a conclusion that I think we can agree an Apple fanboi wouldn’t have had.

          I think David just likes phones and interesting phone technologies. God forbid that side of him comes out on a site about a mobile phone operator!

        • http://tmonews.com David

          You sir, get a gold star for this comment! I just love phones and I don’t care about fanboy this or fanboy that, I just like using everything.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Hahahahaha really? I mean REALLY? The volume of Android news on this site FAR outweighs everything else, so your comment is just funny. 

    • Drhonk

      Really man? .. Please browse through the entire site before you make that kind of comment.

    • Drhonk

      Really man? .. Please browse through the entire site before you make that kind of comment.

  • ThisSiteIsBias

    May as well call this site AppleNews.com 

  • IRIE4IPIER

    And this is t-mobile related because? And.don’t say it’s because we are getting the GS3 either, if you weren’t an iFan you wouldn’t post so much Apple junk on this site. You know David, some people despise apple as a company, and these articles you post on a consistent basis is getting really annoying.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      So stop reading the articles, I DID post it because it relates to S-Voice, which relates to a Galaxy S III which IS coming out on T-Mobile in just a few days. S-Voice just happens to be one of the exclusive features of the Galaxy S III, so yeah, that’s my reason for posting it and if I recall correctly, I decide what is considered news around here. Honestly, all you do is complain about my choice of posts, it’s my site, I’ll post what I want and relate it however I want. Contribute or don’t comment, it’s that simple, nobody is forcing you to read this. I don’t decide what’s news based on a few angry Apple haters.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      So stop reading the articles, I DID post it because it relates to S-Voice, which relates to a Galaxy S III which IS coming out on T-Mobile in just a few days. S-Voice just happens to be one of the exclusive features of the Galaxy S III, so yeah, that’s my reason for posting it and if I recall correctly, I decide what is considered news around here. Honestly, all you do is complain about my choice of posts, it’s my site, I’ll post what I want and relate it however I want. Contribute or don’t comment, it’s that simple, nobody is forcing you to read this. I don’t decide what’s news based on a few angry Apple haters.

      • Xavier

         I could of sworn you put up something about Tmobiles network right after…I could be blinded by all this apple news LOL

      • Blkbear

        Er… David, the “It’s my party, don’t like it get out!”, tone is for children. Make your point and leave the school yard temper, with the kids,and ignore the “haters”. Take the high road.

        Old enough to be your daddy.  (Who’s your daddy?) ;-)

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I know I know, it’s hard when it’s a one man show not to take things personally, a lesson I never seem to learn. 

        • davedsone

          Go ahead and take them personally.  The site is free, and people can vote with their feet by NOT coming here.  I personally like it, think you are doing amazing, and sometimes you just have to verbally smack someone upside the head when they are being foolish.  Keep it up, great site.  

        • Therealmikebrown

          “Old enough to be your daddy.” tone is for jerks.
          There was nothing wrong with his response, he is 100% correct.
          Your post has 4 sentences, you call David a child in 3 of them. You should have taken the “high road’ and kept your opinion to yourself.

      • sharklover

        I think this was a great thing to post. Most other comparisons have shown siri as better this shows that S voice is as good. The waiting for the S3 is killing me. I really hope costco takes preorders.

      • StonersLane

        I’m not gonna lie but I started using my hand me down iPhone 4s yesterday. I bricked my Amazed attempting to install Beats Audio. I just hate the fact that my music sounds so soft compared to my iPhone. I’m no power user.I guess its all about personal preference.

        PS. I might just stick with my 4s until I see a 3/4g indicator on my screen.

      • davedsone

        Get ‘em!  You are right of course, as Apple is the “top” single phone out there, sales-wise, it is nice to see how close their nearest competitor is.  I was pleasantly surprised how well the s voice did, and though siri is a bit cheekier, they both did about the same in everything else.  Only other difference I noticed was Siri saying the weather wasn’t going to be very good for the next few days, maybe that is a stock response generated when the phone is located anywhere in England.

  • Xavier

    Dear David….I think you’re going to need monitors lol

  • GS3

    s voice for me.. it sounds better and provides a vocal answer on trivia queries or math computations.
    siri does not do that, it only says  ‘here’s what i found.. let me look that up for you..i’m on it’ 
    siri doesn’t open third party apps like s voice ..
    these two are onlyuseful and necessary when driving..

    • GS3

       siri doesn’t open third party apps like s-voice does .. i mean

  • Guest

    Cool. I don’t like to use voice stuff because it isn’t that productive, but I am glad that more features are being added to phones. 

  • Charles Berry

    I can use programs like svox and Ivona to change the voice on my Galaxy S2 and did as well on my Vibrant.  I would assume you could do the same on the S3?  I wonder…

    • chum lee

       Depends on if S-Voice uses the Android System Text-To-Speech, or has it’s own software system. I would imagine it just uses the Android one, as creating a whole new text to speech software would be…overkill.

  • steph

    So much negativity! I love your site it’s very helpful! The guys at the Tmobile store said you always find out everything way earlier than even they do, so thanks!

  • tspx23

    s-voice is just an app, you can install it on any android device. i’m rocking it on my note :)

    • Carlbgu

      I couldnt find it in play store i have the galaxy s2

      • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon Yu

        Its not in the Play Store its on XDA.

  • conservative_motorcyclist

    I think I want a galaxy S3 now!

    The more I see things like this, the more I wonder if I should go for Android or stick with crappy 3GS until the iPhone 5 comes out!

    • Jamille Browne

      The next version is going to the iPhone 4G they will never have an iPhone5 or at least the iPhone5 everyone keeps expecting… lol 

  • Itsmeaya7774

    Please IPhone just get over being pissed that SG3 is better. Lol

  • Arvin

    they are both crap i have hands; how about apple updates their phones and not leave out features on older phones and samsung makes phones that arent made of plastic ? 

    • Jayclip

      Who the heck want a Heavy phone in their pocket?

    • Jamille Browne

      What phone doesn’t have plastic? quit whining about something good just because you can’t handle quality and lightness.

    • TrevorMadden

      The S III is made of a little plastic and a lot of ceramic…

    • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

      The reason for using quality plastic on phones is very smart, plastic is very friendly with radio signals and it is a strong light weight material. Plastic is used on space crafts. This isn’t the 1900′s, plastic has come a very long way and I prefer plastic to Apple’s very breakable glass. Who the heck wants a very heavy metal phone that suffers from radio signal interference??

  • Taron19119

    wow s-voice is nice google needs to buy s-voice from samsung and add it to the next os update and replace text to speech with s-voice and keep adding to it every os update and make it a part of the android system so every android phone has this

    • Jamille Browne

      No. Put simply no. Google Voice Actions > S Voice> Siri… All google has to do is add a sexy chick to talk back. Changeable sounds would be great like one day you want a swedish chick then then next day take a german chick all giving you directions would love  that. Lets get some sexy in our phones rather than robots get a real sexy sounding chick to play over.

  • Ru4damond

    S voice is nice and all but the regular Android app called Assistant is gr8 too and has a better personality than s-voice and is also customizable check it out

  • Apple Can Suck it!

    I have a HTC G2 Siri did not inspire anything.  The Vlingo product that inspired SIRI is still better.  The google speech to text is still better than Siri.  My Wife has an Iphone and uses my phone to find things. 

    Apple made Siri for the Simpletons.  Apple clones, shady patents consumerizes rubs a little sex and exclusivity and voila. Another hit.  

    See Above.  Not innovation marketing.  Great Marketing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Andrew-Rardin/1416151034 Peter Andrew Rardin

    Boring to talk to is an opinion, Fun to talk to is an opinion. Everyone has an opinion on what they find “Fun” and “Boring” I really didn’t see much facts presented here.

  • tommy

    Need to have user selectable voice. I like soft female, or robot voice like Robbie the Robot.

  • loueradun

    I have used both and don’t care for either. They both need a lot of work before they are AI assistants which is the ultimate goal here. That said, I use Google’s voice commands all the time as they are really effective. Just have to spend some time getting familiar with the commands.

  • tmobile

    Actually s-voice came before siri. wolphram was the first and s-voice uses wolphram. Apple is based off of stolen ideas

    • Joshua Wilson

      actually, siri used wolfram alfa long before Samsung even began work on s-voice (or before apple bought siri from the original dev, for that matter).

      • tommy

        Apple stole plenty.

  • Yourmai

    Samsung blows cheap handsets feel like Plastic

    • omnirep

      Listen I agree about some of the older handsets, But this is not the case with the GIII trust me everybody will love that phone.

  • Shepinator

    S-Voice didn’t “hold its own” against Siri, it beat Siri. David, despite having an iPhone, you need to be impartial or you lose credibility.

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    Can we change the name of our S-Voice to personalize it? I already have a few ideas for names.

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    Can we change the name of our S-Voice to personalize it? I already have a few ideas for names.

  • Dvaughn88

    David I just want to say thanks for the work you put into this site and I look forward to the information in your articles.  I know you like apple and for the life of me I don’t know why. For the haterz….this site is TMONEWS not DROIDNEWS.  What are you going to bitch about if T-Mobile decides to carry iPhone’s in the future?  I don’t like the iPhone, but I almost wish T-Mobile carried it so you would stop bitching when David writes about it.    

    • XM_JDM

      Why are you bitching about others bitching? Go away schmo.