S Voice and Other Samsung Galaxy S3 Apps Available for Download

Samsung has put a lot of hard work into the software to distinguish the Galaxy S3 from other Android smartphones. S Voice, S Beam, Social Tag, and Smart Alert are just a few of the new software goodies available on the latest flagship from the Korean giant. While some of the features are deeply integrated into the OS, others are simply apps developed by Samsung that are fairly independent of the actual ROM. As you must have guessed by now, enterprising developers have pulled out some of these Samsung goodies and packaged them into APKs that can be installed on other Android phones.


Samsung has been promoting S Voice heavily. While reviews suggest that the Vlingo powered S Voice is pretty primitive compared to Apple’s Siri, it still is the best Siri alternative currently available for Android. The good news is that if you have an Android handset running Ice Cream Sandwich, you can also use S Voice. All you need to do is download and install this app.

The app appears to work pretty well, but does have a caveat. Soon after S Voice was leaked on the interwebs, Samsung had blocked all S Voice requests originating from devices other than the Galaxy S3. In order to get around this restriction, the new APK makes your ROM identify itself as an S3. This might have unintended consequences on other apps (especially apps from your OEM).

Other goodies that XDA members have managed to pull from the Galaxy S3 include clock widgets (digital and analogue), Accuweather widget, video player, YouTube player, FM radio, G Talk, wallpapers, and ringtones. You can grab all of them from here.

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