Wolfram| Alpha today announced a new partnership with Samsung which will see an enhanced user experience for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note. This deal will see the Galaxy S III’s S Voice system become even smarter, allowing for fully detailed results to factual questions such as ” How tall is the Eiffel Tower?” or “Who is George Washington?”.
As for the Galaxy Note, it will benefit from a rich S Note experience which recognizes handwriting (S Pen) and pulls in Wolfram|Alpha’s robust library of wealth. Users will be able to write down equations (y=2x+3) and have the app solve for the variables. What’s more, users can jot down questions such as “Who is John Hancock?” and pull up the same results.
Wolfram|Alpha Partners with Samsung to Bring High-Quality Knowledge to Smartphones;
GALAXY S III and GALAXY Note Incorporate Wolfram|Alpha’s Vast Knowledge Base, with More Devices to Follow
Champaign, Illinois–July 10, 2012–Today Wolfram|Alpha announced a partnership with Samsung to bring computable knowledge to Samsung smartphones. The new GALAXY S III and GALAXY Note will now include the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge base with S Voice and S Note applications.
“Whether you’re asking questions through the pen or through your voice, Wolfram|Alpha will deliver high-quality, factual answers,” says Luc Barthelet, Executive Director of Wolfram|Alpha. “Samsung is releasing some high-performance phones and we are proud to be part of it.”
Integration in Samsung’s S Voice is yet another application of Wolfram|Alpha technology in a voice command app. The S Voice is available exclusively to users of the new GALAXY S III, which was recently released in the US. By simply tapping the home button and speaking, users will be able to get answers to factual questions by drawing on the expert knowledge of Wolfram|Alpha. Users can ask questions such as “How high is Mount Everest?”, “Who is Barack Obama?”, or “What is the weather like today?”, and Wolfram|Alpha will instantly give the correct answer.
Samsung GALAXY Note users can also gain access to Wolfram|Alpha using the S Pen optimized S Note application available through the Premium Suite software upgrade. Using the GALAXY Note’s S Pen, you can get answers to equations or perform a knowledge search simply by writing it. You can even write formulas, such as y=2x+3, and the S Note app will use Wolfram|Alpha to plot and solve the equation. You can also write words and S Note will query Wolfram|Alpha to get you the answer. For example, write “Who is the prime minister of India?” and Wolfram|Alpha will answer “Manmohan Singh”.
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