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Samsung Announces Bixby 2.0 with Smart Home Device and Third-Party Developer Support

Google, Amazon, and Samsung are competing to create the best mobile personal assistant available. Google Assistant has a head start and is slowly branching out to more home and personal devices with time. Then we have Amazon, which is very clearly invested in the smart home game with their Amazon Alexa personal assistant (which has...

Samsung’s Dedicated Bixby Button Can Now Be Disabled, but Not Remapped

Samsung won a lot of fans when they finally got rid of the dedicated navigation buttons with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This was a big move as they've been hanging onto that aging system for so long, and this allowed them to decrease the size of the bottom bezel. With this change, the...

Harman CEO Says the Bixby Speaker will be “Unbeatable”

Samsung is known for building some software features that rival what Google already offers with their suite of applications. The latest offering from Samsung to challenge Google's software features is the virtual assistant called Bixby, and the company wants it to succeed. We've seen how well Bixby can work thanks to tight integration with Samsung's...

Bixby Voice is Now Available in Over 200 Countries & Territories

Samsung's virtual assistant hasn't had the smoothest launch since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were made available to the public. In fact, we first heard that Bixby Voice wouldn't be available outside of Korea before the device was even released. Reports then pointed to a June release date for the United States but it wasn't until...

Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

Samsung Has Finally Launched Bixby Voice in the US for the Galaxy S8/S8+

When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy S8/S8+, one of the features the company spent the most time talking about was Bixby - the brand-new virtual assistant that could remind you of upcoming events, recommend restaurants for you to check out, help you learn more about a product or place by holding your camera up to...

Samsung Might Release Bixby Voice Features in the US next Tuesday

Samsung's Galaxy S8/S8+ is a fine phone, and some may go as far to call it an amazing phone. Although Samsung's software is still a bit of a mess (and that might be an understatement), the device's hardware puts most devices to shame. As great as the S8 is as a whole, one feature that's off...

Samsung is Rumored to Launch “News Today” – a News app with Podcasts and Bixby Voice

Most of the attention on Samsung right now is about its upcoming smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8. We've been hearing tidbits about the new phone from Samsung over the last few months now. The company still doesn't seem to be able to get the fingerprint sensor under the screen, mock up renders of device's dimensions...

June Security Update Blocks Remapping Apps on T-Mobile Galaxy S8/S8+

First introduced with the Galaxy S8/S8+, Bixby is Samsung's take on virtual assistants, competing directly against the likes of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. While we can't say for sure how much of a difference Bixby will make to the overall user experience of the Galaxy S8/S8+ (so far, not much), it appears that Samsung...

English Version of Bixby Reportedly Delayed Because Samsung Lacks Big Data for Deep Learning

Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, managed to grab everyone's attention with their slew of new additions and features. From the curved display to the lack of bezels, from the refreshed specifications to the improved software experience-- the Galaxy S8 had a lot of positives going in its favor. One feature though...

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...