Various cutting edge features in Samsung Galaxy S3 have certainly surprised everyone, experts and common users alike. And the record number of pre-orders for the device pretty much show that this phone would give a real tough time to iPhone. A new aspect that Samsung has introduced in the phone is that users can interact with their phone without even touching it. The real time interaction is possible with iPhone 4S through Siri as well but at least you have to push a button to start interacting with Siri. With Galaxy S3, you don’t even need to push the button.
This interaction with the device lets you wake up the phone from the sleep mode, for which all you need to do is say the phrase “Hi Galaxy”. After that, you can perform the real time interaction with S Voice just like the way you do with Siri. This technology has been implemented by a company known as Sensory. This is certainly important and can be quite complex since for the phone to remain active for a voice call can require a very sophisticated power efficiency management. This feature of waking up the phone without using your hands has been integrated into Android and is particularly important in situations when switching on the phone with hand is not easy, such as while driving a car.
Sensor is now working to integrate the feature directly into the processor of the phone itself, which would be much better since it would result in a lot of power saving. According to the CEO of Sensory, Todd Mozer, it would be like magic to leave the device always on and ready to listen. At present, such an initiative results in too much consumption of power but integration of the feature in the processor of the phone would pretty much eliminate the power problem. He said that Sensory has been working in this regard where the phone would be always on and always listening, no matter where the user is.
With a few enhancements in the feature, the phone would be able to detect who actually is speaking to it. Right now, this feature is not present in Galaxy S3 but would certainly be possible in near future. Distinguishing the voice of the speaker would certainly be a great feature which would particularly be useful for devices which are used by more than one user such as tablets and laptops.