One of Galaxy S3 attractive features was S Voice, a Siri-like assistant that understood basic commands and would automate tasks for you. After the initial firmware of the S3 was leaked, Xda developers success extracted the S Voice APK from the firmware and available use at any Android 4.0 ICS phones, such asGlaxy Note,Galaxy S2 and HTC One X.
It appears that in the last 24 hours, Samsung now begin blocking this unofficial S Voice service request from unsupported Devices. When attempting to perform a voice command, users are now receiving the message: “Network error. Please try again.” XDA developers has tried packet sniffing on Galaxy Nexus and the results are:
S Voice is definitely hosted at Vlingo servers IP address 126.96.36.199. Same IP address is used when I start using Vlingo.
IP address: 188.8.131.52
IP country code: US
IP address country: United States
ISP of this IP: Verizon Business
Second thing is that, at the moment we start using S Voice we are sending all the following info to them:
X-vlclient: DeviceMake=samsung; DeviceOSName=Android; DeviceModel=Galaxy Nexus; DeviceOS=4.0.4; Language=en-US; ConnectionType=DirectTCP; Carrier=[my Carrier]; CarrierCountry=[my Country]; DeviceID=[my IMEI]; AudioDevice=Android\r\n
…looks easy to them to deny the requests from the phones other than Galaxy SIII ! and they are doing this obviously, look at the response:
184.108.40.206 10.8.0.1 HTTP 340 HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found
Expert Info (Chat/Sequence): HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found\r\n
Did you get chance to use the S Voice app on your handset before it was blocked?