S Voice

S Voice is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator which is only available as a built-in application for the Samsung Galaxy S III, S III Mini (including NFC), S4, S4 Mini, S4 Active, S5, S5 Mini, S II Plus, Note II, Note 3, Note 4, Note 10.1, Note 8.0, Stellar, Mega, Grand, Avant, Core, Ace 3, Tab 3 7.0, Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Camera, and other 2013 or later Samsung Android devices. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services.[2][3] S Voice is based on the Vlingo personal assistant.[4] For Galaxy S5 and later Samsung Galaxy devices, S Voice runs on Nuance instead of Vlingo.

S Voice
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Original author(s)Samsung
Initial release30 May 2012; 8 years ago (2012-05-30)
Final release4.0.00.20 (August 18, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-08-18)[1]) [±]
Operating systemAndroid 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
Android 4.1 – 4.3 "Jelly Bean"
Android 4.4 "Kit Kat"
Android 5.0 – 5.1.1 "Lollipop"
Android 6.0 – 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"
Android 7.0 – 7.1.1 "Nougat"
Available inEnglish, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Russian, German and Hindi
TypeIntelligent personal assistant

Some of the capabilities of S Voice include making appointments, opening apps, setting alarms, updating social network websites such as Facebook or Twitter and navigation. S Voice also offers multitasking as well as automatic activation features, for example, when the car engine is started.[5][6]

In a disclaimer that pops up on first opening S Voice, Samsung states that the app is provided by a third party which it does not name.[7]

In the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Bixby was announced to be a major update and replacement to S Voice from the prior phones. It was discontinued on 1 June 2020.[8]

Compatible devicesEdit

Flagship smartphones and tabletsEdit

Galaxy SEdit

Galaxy NoteEdit

Mid-range smartphones and tabletsEdit

Galaxy AEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "S Voice App APKs - APKMirror". APKMirror. Android Police. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  2. ^ Wollman, Dana (3 May 2012). "Samsung announces SmartStay and S Voice features for the Galaxy S III". Engadget. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (3 May 2012). "Samsung: The Death Of The Spec Gives Way To The Birth Of The Human Touch". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Samsung's New S-Voice Is Just A Skinned Version Of Vlingo Labs Beta on Google Play".
  5. ^ "Samsung GALAXY S4". CaCELL. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. ^ Dolcourt, Jessie. "Samsung's S Voice Drive app might not suck (hands-on)". Cnet. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Official Samsung Support". Samsung Electronics America. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  8. ^ https://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_s_voice_to_be_discontinued_on_june_1-news-42595.php
Preceded by
S Voice Succeeded by