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Bixby Found a Niche in a Crowded Space, but a Late Entrance Strains its Potential

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S8, it felt as if they were as excited to announce the new Bixby application as they were the device itself. They added a button on S8 that exists only to serve the Bixby mission, chased down methods to remap that key, and they even had a PR stint with major...

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby, their contribution to the newly-crowded virtual assistant space. Bixby was billed as “a new way to interact with your phone.” Essentially, Bixby aims to be...

Samsung is Inviting Galaxy S8/S8+ Owners in the US to Test Preview Version of Bixby Voice

Ater months of delay, Samsung's Bixby Voice is finally here... at least in a preview version. Samsung yesterday announced that they are launching an early access program for the Bixby Voice assistant in the US. The program will allow select Galaxy S8/S8+ owners to try out a preview version of Bixby Voice ahead of the...

Samsung is Reportedly Building a Bixby Speaker

The market for voice-activated personal assistant speakers is getting rather crowded. There's the Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple's newly announced HomePod, and even Essential has their own assistant speaker. It's no surprise that Samsung may be next in line. According to the Korean Herald, the Korean giant is about to join the race with a Bixby-powered speaker. Last...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Won’t be Available Until Late June

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ are undoubtedly two of the hottest smartphones of 2017 with their gorgeous edge-to-edge display and top-of-the-line hardware without significantly widening the phone. One of the most talked about features of the Galaxy S8 during Samsung's Unpacked event was its new virtual assistant called Bixby. Bixby is Samsung's take on the virtual assistant,...

Manually Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Root

Many were surprised when Samsung first revealed they would have a dedicated button on the side of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for their new personal assistant. Sony has had a dedicated button on a number of their smartphones, but it was used to take photos with its camera. This has been a button...

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...

[Update: Samsung Confirms] Samsung has Removed the Ability to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8/S8+

Though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has yet to reach the hands of the vast majority of users, some users have gotten their models a few days early. As is typical with new smartphone releases, there are often minor OTA updates available to fix some bugs that weren't caught in the Q&A process....

Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Assistant Reportedly Won’t be Available Out of The Box

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus approaching the consumer launch, Samsung has revealed somewhat-unpleasant news for potential buyers (well, depending on how you look at it). One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Similar to already-available...

How to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8/S8+ to Launch Google Assistant

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were just announced last week and it indeed comes with a dedicated Bixby button as previous rumors suggested. For those of you who haven't been keeping up to date with the news, Bixby is the name of Samsung's Virtual Assistant software which is supposed to provide similar functionality to Google Assistant...

Galaxy S8 and S8+ Software Rundown — Bixby, DeX and Other Features

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are important devices for Samsung. They feature some of the best hardware capabilities ever produced by the company. But viewing the hardware in isolation from the software takes away from the complete, cohesive and holistic experience that the smartphones aim to provide. Samsung has put in a lot of effort...

Samsung Reveals the new Bixby Virtual Assistant from the upcoming Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are scheduled to be announced on March 29th, and you know the world will be watching. The star of the show will be the two new devices in all of their minimal-bezel glory and the slew of new hardware and software features they will be packing. The Galaxy S8...
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