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Samsung Galaxy S3 S-Voice hits Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones

Samsung Galaxy S3 S-Voice hits Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones

Android phone owners can now get the all-new version of Samsung’s TouchWiz Android custom skin on their handsets, with the release of an unofficial ROM.

Available to download at Android Police if you’ve got a rooted Android phone powered by the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s OS, the custom ROM brings features currently exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S3 to other handsets.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Blue

Naturally, chief among these is the Siri-style S-Voice that lets you to interact with the handset via voice commands, allowing you to set and deactivate alarms, turn on the phone and conduct web searches all by using your voice alone.

Also present and correct is the Smart Stay function that uses the front-facing camera to monitor your facial movements, so won’t you won't need to keep touching the screen midway throughout a movie to stop your handset going into sleep mode.

Less practical but just as cool is Pop-up Play, which enables you to watch videos in a mini window while you’re browsing the web or working on documents.

A caveat: The ROM is 800MB, so it’s advisable to use Wi-Fi to avoid massively eating into your monthly 3G allowance. It’d be also be remiss of us not to warn that you because it’s unofficial, you won’t be covered by your insurance or carrier if it borks your phone.

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