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Samsung Bixby Assistant for Home

Act surprised: Samsung is following Apple into the smart speaker market

July 4th, 2017

In early May, word got out that Samsung was testing self-driving car technology, which may have been perceived as yet another way to copy Apple. At the time, I joked that Samsung would probably also launch a Bixby-enabled Echo rival, but only after Apple unveiled its then-rumored Siri speaker. In early June, Apple introduced that …

Galaxy S8 Bixby button

Remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to launch Google Now with this app

April 24th, 2017

For as much praise as the Galaxy S8 has received from critics, there is one feature that hasn’t received many compliments: Bixby, Samsung’s (unnecessary) answer/companion to Google Assistant. As our own Zach Epstein noted in his review, the curiously-named AI assistant doesn’t even appear to be fully functional upon release, which makes the dedicated Bixby …

Galaxy S8 Features Bixby Voice Control

The Galaxy S8’s voice assistant won’t support voice commands at launch

April 12th, 2017

We sort of heard this in the weeks preceding the Galaxy S8’s official unveiling, but now Samsung is apparently ready to confirm it: Bixby, the Galaxy S8’s new assistant, will not come with support for English language voice commands at launch. That functionality will be rolled out down the road, the company explained. This shouldn’t …

Galaxy S8 Features Bixby Assistant

Samsung just accidentally confirmed a huge Galaxy S8 feature

March 16th, 2017

Samsung buried the name Bixby inside a local privacy page, practically confirming the name of the voice-based virtual assistant that we expect to see in the Galaxy S8. This isn’t the first time we see evidence that links Bixby to Samsung’s assistant innovations, but it’s the first time Samsung has actually used it in its documentation. …

Galaxy S8 Rumors: Bixby

The Galaxy S8 to come with its own AI assistant, report says

December 27th, 2016

Samsung earlier this year acquired Viv, an artificial intelligence assistant from the makers of Siri. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be the first mobile device to ship with Viv features preloaded, and a new report says that’s indeed going to be the case, even if Google might not like it.