More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Linda Sound Mod Makes the Sprint Galaxy S III Talk
Voice recognition, voice command, and voice interactions technologies have made great strides in the last year or so. We are getting ever closer to having full blown conversations with our devices. The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III recently received a mod where the digital voice Linda reads practically everything back to you.
XDA Senior Member Venal_System has released what is called the Linda Sounds Mod. Venal_System explains exactly what it is:
What is Project Linda? It is audio files of a female robotic voice announcing various actions on your S3. I used it on my Vibrant a couple of years ago and thought others might enjoy it. It is also in a Rom I put together, Gigajoule.
Once you install the mod, Linda will read back various information from a number of applications, including:
Included Linda Voice files: Calendar, Email, Instant Message, Messages, Voicemail, Weather, Xda, Ringtone, Charger Connected, Lock, Power off, TW Error, TW Low Battery, TW Unlock, Unlock.
This is useful for those who enjoy having information from their phone read to them. So far, users have reported that it works pretty well. To give it a try, check out the original thread.
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