In a move that surprised probably no one, Samsung blocked access to its servers from the leaked S Voice App. Meaning that when people, like yours truly, installed the app intending on giving it a whirl they received a network connection error. However since then a second version has been leaked that fools servers into thinking that it’s running from an actual Galaxy S III. After playing with it, I have to admit that I like the idea, but I digress. After it blocked server access Samsung remained quiet on the issue. That is, until today. According to them the reason that app was blocked is that it’s an “initial test version” and not ready for consumer use yet. As they put it:
“An initial test version of S Voice which was found online has been blocked as Samsung Electronics does not want consumers to judge the quality of the voice feature based on a test version. When the product is launched, users of GALAXY S III will be able to fully experience S Voice.”
Honestly, I can understand why Samsung did as such, but given that it wasn’t designed to run on our hardware, I’m pretty sure the those who installed it took that into account. While there isn’t word that S Voice will run on any other device released before the S III, like my Galaxy Nexus, you can bet that we’ll take it for a spin once we get ahold of the S III. Of course if the development community has anything to say about it, it’ll be up and running for everyone, and not just ICS users, in no time.
source: The Verge