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Samsung Bixby will speed up responses with on-device processing

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant has had a mixed history, with public opinion ranging from "it's fine I guess" to "get this off my phone." Even though the days of dedicated Bixby hardware buttons on phones are over, Samsung is still pushing forward with the assistant. During today's Unpacked event, the company revealed that performance improvements...

Bixby easter egg confirms the date for the next Galaxy Unpacked event

Over the last few weeks, we've seen several leaks about Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. According to recent reports, Samsung will host the event on August 11 and unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Leaks suggest that the company will also reveal the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy Watch 4...

Bixby update makes Samsung’s virtual assistant less annoying to use

In terms of popularity, Samsung’s Bixby assistant is closer to Microsoft’s Cortana than either Google Assistant or Alexa. Samsung had big plans for Bixby when it unveiled it back in 2017. The company even used to include a dedicated Bixby button on its flagship smartphones up until Galaxy Note 10 series. Despite Samsung's best efforts,...

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant now supports Indian English with its 3.0 update

Samsung Bixby may not be the most popular digital assistant around, eclipsed by the much more significant popularity of Google Assistant and Apple's Siri. But Bixby still finds itself in a good spot within the Samsung ecosystem of consumer electronics. Samsung has now updated Bixby on Galaxy smartphones to v3.0, adding in support for Indian...

Samsung updates the Bixby Home UI and brings Bixby to DeX

Samsung started rolling out a major update for its AI assistant Bixby a few weeks ago, bringing a complete design refresh and a new icon for the voice assistant. However, the updated UI wasn't available for all users at the time, and we weren't able to access it even after sideloading the update on our...

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant gets a big redesign

Although Samsung is dropping support for some of Bixby's augmented reality features this month, the company doesn't plan on giving up on its virtual assistant just yet. On the contrary, Samsung is now pushing an update for the voice assistant that introduces an updated icon and a complete visual refresh. The new Bixby redesign has...

Samsung is discontinuing Bixby Vision’s augmented reality features

Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby offers a Google Lens-like feature called Bixby Vision. The feature allows users to translate words, look for products online, identify landmarks, and much more. Bixby Vision also includes a dedicated AR Zone which offers a couple of interesting features, like the ability to create AR emoji and AR stickers, check out...

Samsung’s Bixby Vision adds 3 new accessibility features: Quick Reader, Scene Describer, and Color Detector

Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby also offers a Google Lens-like feature called Bixby Vision. The feature lets you to easily translate words, look for products online, identify landmarks, and much more with just your smartphone's camera. While the feature is already quite useful in its current shape, Samsung is now adding three more accessibility features to...

Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport gain Bixby support and some Galaxy Watch Active 2 features

It's always nice to start the day with a new update on your old gadget. That's exactly what Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport users are waking up to today (myself included). The update finally replaces the ancient S Voice voice assistant with Bixby and adds a few features from the Galaxy Watch Active 2. S...

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ is now supported by Bixby Routines

There are a lot of great services out there for creating "routines" with your gadgets. If you're in the Samsung ecosystem, Bixby Routines is a decent option. It has many of the Tasker-like features you would expect from a routines service, including integration with devices. The recently launched Galaxy Buds+ are now supported as well. Previously,...

Bixby Routines can now be sideloaded on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Tasker is the most popular automation app for Android phones, but its functionality and workflow is for intermediate users or those who take the time to learn how the app works. For more basic tasks, there are other third-party apps such as Automate. In terms of first-party features, Apple has its Shortcuts feature on iOS,...

Hands-on: GAssist brings Google Assistant to Samsung watches

Many people, even some diehard Android fans, are still under the impression that Samsung smartwatches are only for Samsung phones. That's simply not true, and in many ways, they work better than watches with Google's own Wear OS. One of the things that isn't better is Bixby. Thankfully, the ever-resourceful XDA community has come through...