Nuance-powered S-Voice gets smarter with Samsung Note 4, Note Edge, Gear S

Through our partnership with Samsung Mobile, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to be part of the launch of S-Voice on Galaxy S-series, Galaxy Note-series and Gear-series devices. Just announced in Berlin, an all-new S-Voice experience is now available for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (on Android), Note Edge (on Android) and Samsung Gear S smart wearable device (on Tizen). The new S-Voice demonstrates the combined efforts and expertise from Nuance’s advanced voice technologies with Samsung’s industry leading devices, enabling a richer user experience.
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Here at Nuance we are always striving to make it easier for users to interact with their devices. Through our partnership with Samsung Mobile, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to be part of the launch of S-Voice on Galaxy S-series, Galaxy Note-series and Gear-series devices. We’ve learned a lot about how people use voice to interact with different devices, and we’re constantly fine-tuning and exploring how to help make the S-Voice experience the best possible intelligent personal assistant out there.

samsung-unpacked-2014Nuance provides voice and natural language understanding technologies that can run from any device and any operating system, and can be customized to specific applications. And we’ve done just that in collaboration with Samsung.

As announced at Samsung Unpacked 2014 in Berlin, there is an all-new S-Voice experience available for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (on Android), Note Edge (on Android) and Samsung Gear S smart wearable device (on Tizen).

Updates for Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge S-Voice include:

  • Better integration with their vehicles for listening to news stories, dictating, searching for and navigating to local businesses
  • Listening to internet radio
  • Dictating memos
  • Using your voice to wakeup the device and issue a command, all in one step such as “Hi Galaxy, remind me to pick up a gallon of milk in an hour”

Updates for Galaxy Gear S smart wearable device include:

  • An optimized S-Voice interface architected for faster calling, texting, music, and opening Gear apps
  • New voice controls for web search, navigation and a car locator that lets you ask your Gear where your car is (an essential for the Fall and Holiday shopping seasons at those crowded malls).

The new S-Voice demonstrates the combined efforts and expertise from Nuance’s advanced voice technologies with Samsung’s industry leading devices – and the importance of a consistent and powerful experience for the Galaxy brand across Samsung’s various devices and platforms.

We’re proud to be part of this next step in tech history and hope to hear more from users about how we can continue to help make your voice experience even better.

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Yumi Huh

About Yumi Huh

As director of strategic partnerships for the mobile division, Yumi evangelizes the importance of intelligent personal assistants to key OEM and software application partners. Yumi joined Nuance in 2012 and ran the mobile product marketing team. Prior to that she held product marketing and communications roles at Samsung Mobile, Xbox and Sur La Table. Yumi has a B.A. from Wellesley College, completed an executive marketing program from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has earned an advanced level sommelier certification from Wine Spirit Education Trust.