We know S-Voice on the Galaxy S III is powered by Vlingo, so it's really interesting to see this new beta Vlingo app that mentions a new UI and a new, more natural and conversational way to interact. "Hi Vlingo" - yeah, I can totally see this turn into a full-blown S-Voice-like app in the future.
Vlingo Labs is sort of our version of a product "test kitchen" where we try out new ideas before we put them on the menu for everyone to enjoy. We're looking for Beta testers who have Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to provide feedback on new design and functionality. For this version we have added an awesome (we think so at least) new design, and a more conversational, natural way to interact with your Assistant. You might also notice that we have virtually eliminated the need to ever touch your phone in order to complete a task. That's a level of freedom that other assistants simply don't provide.Although we have some amazing additions, you will notice that this app is a little rougher around the edges and has a more limited feature set than our full Virtual Assistant. That's done intentionally, as we're really looking to get initial impressions from our early adopters. You can provide direct feedback from within the app, or you can offer thoughts via reviews. We will be listening, and plan to have frequent releases to quickly improve your experience. So please use the app as you normally would, have fun exploring, and let us know what you think.
This version supports:
* Text messaging
* Voice dialing
* Web search
* Wake Up Word (say "Hi Vlingo" to activate)
* English language only
Grab Vlingo Labs (beta) for free from the Google Play Store