Excitement has been brewing for MONTHS here in the Vlingo offices. We’ve been crossing days off on our calendars waiting for the launch of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy SII. It was set to be launched in the US on Monday but due to severe conditions on the east coast from Hurricane Irene, Samsung had to postpone the launch until yesterday. Despite the 1 day delay, the launch went off yesterday without a hitch. The device is the thinnest 4G smartphone on the market, has a powerful (and colorful!) screen, allows users to multi-task and comes complete with awesome features designed to give Android smartphone users an incredible experience!
There is a reason for Vlingo’s excitement! Back in February, you may remember, Samsung announced a partnership with Vlingo to power Voice Talk on the SII.
With Voice Talk you can access the voice commands menu by pressing the home button twice, no matter what application you’re in. From the menu, you can activate voice actions by saying, “Hi Galaxy,” and you’ll be asked what you’d like to do – make a call, send a text, get driving directions, or write a memo right with your voice. Pretty cool right?
For the grand unveiling, Samsung hosted a press event and invited top notch reporters to check out the new phone and all of its features! Check out a few pieces on Vlingo Voice Talk!
- GigaOM: Samsung’s Galaxy S II debuts stateside for iPhone rumble
The company has partnered with Vlingo for robust voice-activated actions.
- PC Magazine: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile: Hands On, Benchmarked
Samsung added Vlingo’s voice command system, which lets you dictate voice messages, and—a huge boon for reviewers like myself—an easy way to take screen shots on the phones.
- Android Central: Samsung lets us know the Galaxy S II is ready for its US arrival, and gives us a look at some accessories
The dock is windshield or dashboard mountable and includes the sophisticated Vlingo Voice Talk, allowing users to enjoy hands-free control of their Galaxy S II.
The Samsung Galaxy SII is one of the highest selling smartphones in the world today. Be sure to get your Samsung Galaxy SII as soon as it hits your carrier stores!