Earlier today Samsung unveiled their latest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, with a massive 4.8-inch screen and the same cheap plastic housing that Samsung has come to be known for. More interesting, however, are several new iOS-like features that Samsung added to the handset.
The new features include “Scan and Match for Music” (clearly designed to mimic iTunes Match), and an AirPlay-like AllShare Cast feature, but the most obvious knock-off is Samsung’s new “S Voice” feature, which not only behaves a lot like Apple’s own Siri – it even looks similar!
Samsung’s “innovative” new feature mimics the language of Siri, allowing users to ask questions in natural, every day language, and, as you can see in the above image (via CultofMac), delivers results in a very Siri-like way. Hell, “S Voice” even starts with the same first letter as Siri!
Redmond Pie points out the following two YouTube videos. The first shows Siri, while the second shows Samsung’s “S Voice” feature.
Now, a hands-on with S Voice on the Galaxy S III put together by AndroidCentral:
I guess Samsung isn’t satisfied with the huge number of times they’ve already “borrowed” Apple’s designs (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 – I could go on…). What’s one more lawsuit, right?