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S-Voice, one of the most hyped features on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 Android phone and touted as a rival to the Siri voice command service on the iPhone 4S, leaked out online over the weekend for all Ice Cream Sandwich devices.

Keen hackers – including yours truly – have been trying it out and seeing what works. Although it’s early software, it’s nothing particularly groundbreaking – but it does confirm my suspicions: if Samsung wants this to be a Siri rival, it’s going to have to put it on more phones than the Galaxy S3.

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You may be waiting for your handset to receive the upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), so it probably won’t help if we tell you that the iPhone 4S has been gifted the Android 4.0 skills first, right? Well sort of, anyway. Read on for the details. Read more

If you’re staring at, or rather listening to, Apple’s Siri ‘humble voice assistant’ with envious eyes/ears, it’s probably time you stopped dreaming and did something about it: Siri is far from the only player in the voice command game. Read more

Siri rival goes free on BlackBerry

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Siri on the iPhone 4S has everyone talking about voice control. Android already offers fairly sturdy voice control baked into the OS, but what about BlackBerry owners? We know you’ve not had the best of times lately, what with endless outages and lacklustre software upgrades, but we’ve got some good news for you: as part of RIM’s Thank You Gift program, the $19.99 (£12.50) BlackBerry app is now completely free.

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