Galaxy S III ROM leaked, includes Samsung’s answer to Siri

Galaxy S III ROM leaked, includes Samsung’s answer to SiriSamsung’s latest flagship doesn’t touch down officially till May 30 (or May 29, for a lucky few), but you can grab a slice of Galaxy S III action right now, Jeeves.

If your Android device is a) rooted, and b) rocking Ice Cream Sandwich, you might fancy checking out the leaked Samsung Galaxy S III ROM.

The leaked GT-i9300 ROM appears over on xda-developers (where else?), and weighs in at a whopping 800MB.

The massive download includes all of the fancy new features found within the Samsung Galaxy S III's TouchWiz UI, including Smart Stay (the thingy that extends the display timeout so long as you’re looking at it) and PopUp Play (shrink a video and continue watching while you faff with other stuff).

There’s also S-Voice, essentially Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri, and – Treab’s favourite – Direct Call, which automatically calls the on-screen contact when you hold your phone to your face.

If you fancy, S-Voice is available as a separate download, though it’s suggested that it only works on Samsung devices.

Have you been playing around with the leaked Samsung Galaxy S III ROM? Let us know how you get on below, man.

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matt101101 / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 11:18

S-Voice only works if you change your build.prop file to GT-i9300, it has nothing to do with whether you have a Samsung device. What I don't know is the repercussions of changing the build.prop to a Samsung model number on a non-Samsung phone. Somebody did have S-Voice running on an HTC One S
If you want to change your build.prop, it can be done via an app called ROM Toolbox (you'll need to be rooted). Final thing, S-Voice is horridly slow and takes over 10 seconds between each thing you can ask it, it's really not worth having yet.

Jim988  May. 21, 2012 at 12:39

I bought rom toolbox a while ago, ill change my build.prop and report back. It just looks like a more advanced Vlingo really.

JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 13:05

download includes all of the fancy new features found

That is the dumbest list of 'features' I ever read :p
Direct dial? You are looking at the contact. Is 'pressing' the green button too much?
And don't get me started on the screen time-out thing... it essentially means the front cam is always staring at you. Creepy? And what a lovely exploit potential for future naughty-ware...

And to run all this idiocy we will then get great advice with regards to how to improve battery life - turn off useful staff like 3G and WiFi and screen brightness and... to get loadsa Bond-junior piffle. Amazing.
There goes any possible gain from the slightly bigger battery; there goes RAM, there goes....

The HTC One X with its "1GB RAM" had 240 MB RAM available after killing all tasks with the built-in taskmanager. My old HTC HD2 (okay, different OS, but still...) with 512MB RAM had appr 300MB available... Those figures, of course, say not all about actaul performance, but you see where I'm going. We gain and most of the gain is than utilised to perform flim-flam nonsense.
But here: I bet when you scroll through a long list the screen jitter still makes you dizzy...
Bless.
Next?

Jim988  May. 21, 2012 at 13:54

download includes all of the fancy new features found

That is the dumbest list of 'features' I ever read :p
Direct dial? You are looking at the contact. Is 'pressing' the green button too much?
And don't get me started on the screen time-out thing... it essentially means the front cam is always staring at you. Creepy? And what a lovely exploit potential for future naughty-ware...

And to run all this idiocy we will then get great advice with regards to how to improve battery life - turn off useful staff like 3G and WiFi and screen brightness and... to get loadsa Bond-junior piffle. Amazing.
There goes any possible gain from the slightly bigger battery; there goes RAM, there goes....

The HTC One X with its "1GB RAM" had 240 MB RAM available after killing all tasks with the built-in taskmanager. My old HTC HD2 (okay, different OS, but still...) with 512MB RAM had appr 300MB available... Those figures, of course, say not all about actaul performance, but you see where I'm going. We gain and most of the gain is than utilised to perform flim-flam nonsense.
But here: I bet when you scroll through a long list the screen jitter still makes you dizzy...
Bless.
Next?


All good points, the galaxy s3 is basically an iphone with andoird on. more about pointless gimmicks than actual features, making them out to be "amazing".

The stock HTC rom is awful, but im running a sense based rom and have 420mb of ram free with all apps closed, which is pretty good. when i wad running CM9 i had about 450mb as well.

CTPAHHIK  May. 21, 2012 at 17:23

Available RAM is not relevant here. Unless RAM is low there is no point to unload apps from memory. When you start it again it will load instantly.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 22:05

Available RAM is not relevant here. Unless RAM is low there is no point to unload apps from memory. When you start it again it will load instantly.
+1.

Having more RAM doesn't make a device faster unless a lack of RAM was an issue in the first place. Whether you have 200mb of RAM free in everyday use, or 16gb of RAM free in everyday use, as long as you don't actually run out of RAM, freeing some RAM up/installing more RAM, won't make said device any quicker.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 22:11

Oh, and S-Voice only uses 45mb of RAM when in use and 35mb when it's idling in the background, I've just checked. Hardly going to break the bank on a device with 1024mb of RAM.

For comparison, even Facebook uses 59mb of RAM (53mb as a background process).

JanSt / MOD  May. 22, 2012 at 11:47

Available RAM is not relevant here. Unless RAM is low there is no point to unload apps from memory. When you start it again it will load instantly.
That was not the point we were making, though.
Those figures, of course, say not all about actual performance,

It was about gimmicky, hyped features. And the oh so important 1GB RAM we. seemingly, all
'need'... My point was that my 512MB RAM HD2 has (when idle) more free RAM than the HTC One X that I used. That, as said above, means little, but that IS THE POINT.

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