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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...

AI in Smartphones: Separating Fact From Fiction, and Looking Ahead

As it goes every year, one hot feature sets a trend in technology, and suddenly every company boasts some variation of which that is uniquely theirs. This year, that feature is AI. Hot on the heels of Alexa's and Google Assistant’s holiday successes, Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the de facto must-have feature –...

Report: Samsung’s Virtual Assistant “Bixby” Will Feature Image and Text Recognition Capabilities

Samsung is reportedly all set to launch their next flagship devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, in March. If recent rumors are true, we may already know some of the key hardware specifications of the two devices. For instance, the Galaxy S8 is slated to feature a 5.7" display while the Galaxy S8 Plus might boast...

Rumor Suggests Samsung is Integrating Bixby in the Galaxy S8’s Native Apps

Back in October, Samsung announced they were acquiring Viv Labs and their entire AI platform. For those who are unaware, the founders of Viv Labs were the same group of people who worked on Siri (before Apple acquired them back in 2010). The big product from Viv Labs is an AI-powered voice assistant known as Viv. This...