Why does everyone hate Svoice?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by LIVEFRMNYC, Oct 11, 2012.

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    On the GS3, I have found Svoice to be more useful than Google Now. Especially when it comes to sending texts.
     
  2. 3bs, Oct 11, 2012
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    I never really tried it because I rooted my S3 the day I got it and flashed a google based ROM so I only have Google Now which I think is very accurate.

    Edit: I guess I could go and try it on my stock nandroid but I can't be bothered to :p
     
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    It's very slow for me. Google Now works almost instantly (on a good 3G connection).
     
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    I hate it as much as I hated Siri. I'm afraid I just don't like talking at my phone. Looking forward to trying Google Now though.

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    I'd be interested to know how you got Google Now on your GS3? I've got a sim-free GS3 but still no 4.1 update.
     
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    You can always root your phone and flash custom ROMs. It's what I've done.

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    I agree it's definitely much faster than Siri was on my 4S on iOS 5.
     
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    I have no idea what you just said, so I'm assuming it's a bit above my abilities.
     
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    People hate S-Voice for the same reason people hate TouchWiz, MotoBlur, and HTC Sense: it is a bloated, unnecessary modification to pure Android.
     
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    Because when I ask what's the weather in my location it shows me Omaha, Nebraska. And I have my GPS and all location settings turn on.
     
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    The first thing I did when I got my S3 was disabled S-Voice.
     
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    Well I do understand some of the unnecessary bloat. I can't stand most of Samsung apps, but Svoice has been fast and reliable for me. I basically use it only for text and to open apps. I think it's a great addition since stock ICS doesn't include Google Now.

    Also I like TouchWiz, it's pretty fast for me.
     
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    Because it sucks, simple as that. I mine as well ask my 2 yr old for an answer.
     
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    It's one of the ways Samsung makes you use their substandard software. It doesn't feel natural on an android phone.

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    Touchwiz works great, but I just hate the way it looks relative to the android equivalent.
     
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    i only use s-voice for setting timers and reminders.
     
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    Was rubbish on my S3, really slow and couldn't recognise my voice properly. Kept mistaking "Mum" for "Mom" and wouldn't call/text that contact.
     
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    cynics

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    Siri can't do "mum" either. Might be because I have a contact named mom though....
     
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    I have a "mum" contact and it does it fine :p

    Maybe it's because mine is the British Siri and yours is the American Siri?
     

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