Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby, had a rocky launch in 2017, but it was able to rebound, thanks to a handful of updates that expanded its functionality and capabilities. It may not the perfect AI assistant out there, but Samsung is still working toward fulfilling its initial vision. We even learned recently that the company intends Bixby to be one of the defining features of the Galaxy S9, along with the revamped camera.
Amazon’s category creating Amazon Echo first was offered widely in the U.S. during the summer of 2015. Since then, the combination of a speaker and a virtual assistant has become such a big hit that almost every major consumer tech company has developed a smart speaker of its own. Google has Google Home featuring Google Assistant, and the Microsoft Invoke is equipped with Cortana. The Apple HomePod, now expected to launch early next year, carries Siri, and Sony’s smart speaker will come with Google Assistant.
Earlier this year, there was a rumor that Samsung was going to produce a smart …
The second generation of Samsung’s virtual personal assistant Bixby was announced today during the manufacturer’s developer conference in San Francisco. Bixby will now “act as the control hub of your device ecosystem,” meaning that like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, the smart appliances found inside your smart home can be controlled with the latest version of Bixby.
To allow Bixby to be able to turn on and off items like a smart thermostat or a smart lamp, Samsung will release its new Bixby software development kit, making it available to developers starting today. The manufacturer …
This coming Wednesday, October 18th, Samsung will be holding its annual Developer Conference in San Francisco. During the event, we could see Bixby 2.0 unveiled. The virtual personal assistant made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, and now Samsung wants to find third party products and non-smartphone devices that can benefit from having Bixby 2.0 on board.
Unfortunately for Samsung, Bixby has not been warmly welcomed by the public. Problems getting the virtual assistant to understand English forced it to be delayed for about two months. In addition, there seems to …
The latest Samsung software update gives you the ability to completely disable the physical button that launches its Bixby virtual assistant on the latest high-end Galaxy phones. That’s right – you can either launch Bixby with that nice clicky button on the left, or nothing at all.
Samsung’s Galaxy A series is one of its… less exciting ones. Up until this year’s introduction of the Infinity Display and the design decisions needed to accommodate for it, the A series was where the company sold mid-rangers dressed up as flagships.
With Bixby being one of the highlight features of Samsung’s latest devices, many users have had a love-hate relationship with it. While it’s a rather good and capable virtual assistant, Samsung’s unwillingness to make the dedicated Bixby button user-customizable and the constant play of cat and mouse with app developers has proved that Sammy doesn’t want that hardware key to be used for anything else than launching Bixby.
While most people’s eyes have been firmly stuck to the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has quietly been preparing the launch of a number of other products in the near future: there’s at least two new wearables on the horizon, along with a budget tablet which will be the successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab A 8.0.
After being available only in the U.S. and South Korea, earlier today Samsung added Bixby Voice to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in over 200 countries such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and the U.K. With Bixby Voice, a user can snap a selfie, activate Bixby Voice, and say “Post the recently taken selfie to Facebook.” To activate Bixby Voice, click on the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, or say “Hi, Bixby.”
Samsung isn’t finished spreading Bixby Voice throughout the planet. The company plans on adding more languages, capabilities and devices that …