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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...

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...
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