For as long as I've owned a Galaxy S2 the V-Lingo Voice Command app that comes with it has driven me mad. Always popping up when you don't want it to (would you ever want it to!?) asking "what would you like to do?" in that annoying voice.
Like most of the other stock Samsung apps they've made it so you can't remove them. Which is really annoying. Although I did find out how to remove it without rooting your phone:
- Install Apex Launcher (free)
- Add a new icon for the Voice Command app to the (now blank, but don't worry about that for now) home screen
- Long press the new icon and drag to the Remove "hotspot" at the top of the screen.
- Confirm uninstallation of app.
- Uninstall Apex Launcher (your home screen and shortcuts return to normal at this point)
- Job done. Enjoy.
I've now upgraded to a Galaxy S3 on which you can disable Voice Command app without any of the above steps, but I thought I'd share the above anyway.
I can't wait until Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) is released. It comes with Google Now, which looks very nice. It could be any amount of time until it arrives on my S3. So I pre-ordered a Nexus 7 which comes with Jelly Bean on it. They're so cheap it was hard to resist and the reviews so far have all been really good. And I need a mid-sized tablet, right!? For, errrm, testing websites.