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Galaxy S8 may have a Bixby button without Bixby AI at launch (hope it's programmable)

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:37

Samsung apparently plans to enable the key with Bixby functionality via a software update in the first half of the year, which might explain the previous rumors that Bixby will rely on an enhanced version of S Voice, at least in the beginning. Long story short, we don't know how good Bixby will be yet, but if Samsung makes that shortcut key on the left programmable, it will certainly win the heart of fans nationwide...

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posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:39 7

1. androiduser (Posts: 233; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


I don't give a single f**k about bixby

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:43 2

2. notfair (Posts: 164; Member since: 30 Jan 2017)


Let me rephrase that: I don't give a single f**k about any AI assistant!

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 09:54

20. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Itll be behind Siri and Google Assistant. Apple and Google have already had years of data to filter and machine learn everything through hundreds of billions of requests/actions done to Siri/Google Assistant

This will be a glorified S-voice assistant for a while..it should just launch with Google assistant baked in

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 11:26

23. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its like ive seen you make this exact same comment already!

And siri hasnt really changed since its first big update, eons ago. its well behind alexa and google at this point. Its laughable.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 13:49

28. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Siri has got a lot better over the years, obviously still needs a ton of improvements but it is not far off from Google Now/Assistant. You clearly haven't used Siri much at all nor are you really in tune in what the tech industry says about Siri and these AI assistants.

And I did copy and paste this comment on another article, because it is true.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 14:08

29. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


siri is nowhere near what google now/assistant can do. it can't even comprehend you properly unless you talk like a robot much less have more advanced stuff like contextual answers... which it doesnt even do.

If you think they are on similar ground, you have no idea what they can/cant do.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 16:29

31. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


That's just actually plainly wrong. I have used both extensively and Siri although while not as good as Google Now, can understand your sentence pretty well.

AlsoSee Marques Brownlees video of him putting Siri vs Google Now next to each other. Siri holds up pretty well in most commands although Google Now is still better. You clearly dont know what your talking about and at least use Siri a few times before spewing out the rear

https://youtu.be/JFiu5rfnhzo

10 min long video of the 2 being put through their paces, Siri does fairly well here, obvious contextual awareness advantage does go to Google Now though

Thanks for proving that you never used Siri in your life though, or at least fairly recently because Siri is not half bad at all as many think, brush up on your research some more, you need to update yourself on this

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:15 5

10. liberalsnowflake (banned) (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Feb 2017)


Lol Bixby is so dumb name

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:42

14. Bankz (Posts: 1963; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


God, pls let it be a programble button like the honor 8. This will in itself be a feature to me. Not that drunk retarded ai that looks like an advanced s voice at this point.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:43 1

3. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Am I the only one who doesn't really care about these "Intelligent Personal Assistants"?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:50

5. bucky (Posts: 3112; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Nope, me too. The most i need is something that can take care of calls or texts (read and dictate) through voice while driving.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:54 3

7. Tyrion_Lannister (unregistered)


I don't think anyone cares about AI assistants, except pixel fanboys(did, until it launched for every other phone) and the staff over at android police.

They are nice to have for setting alarms and reminders though, but google now did that already. And I'm speaking as a google assistant user for the past couple weeks or so.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 14:10

30. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i like the "how is my morning looking" command that it added. I think that's what I use most other than being obnoxious with my friends and asking a bunch of contextual questions and then watching them try that on siri and wonder why it's always confused. lol

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:30

12. sissy246 (Posts: 3927; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Nope
I don't care about any of them.
I think it looks stupid when I see people in public talking to their phones.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:46

15. cmdacos (Posts: 566; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


I use my Google assistant often for daily summaries and for home automation. First time I have actually kept going back to use an AI personal assistant. Siri turned me off originally not being as functional. Much rather share my relevant data for a stronger experience.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:51 1

16. AgentZero (Posts: 263; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


nope .. nobody cares .. watching phone leaks makes me feel like OEMs are ran by a group of morons ... what people want ?
1. super battery life
2. super cameras
3. no lag
4. good design
yet they keep going in directions that nobody needs and nobody cares about ....

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 09:38

18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14130; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Nope. I think they are all stupid too.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 07:59

8. Zomer (Posts: 307; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Swinesung

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:23 2

11. Hallyu (Posts: 657; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


LOL at those guys who always complaint about everything that Samsung brings to the S8.
And if it doesn't add these features they can still have negative opinion about it like S8 is the same S7 and bla bla bla. Now go sit back and prepare a list of yours for your kind of wanting rather than ranting here. Geez these annoying haters!

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 08:30

13. medtxa (Posts: 1325; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I swear S8 articles alone is more than any sony or htc article in a year lol

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 09:40

19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14130; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So what! You can skip them...right?

The iPhone and Galaxy S are the most popular and highly sold smartphones, so they get more attention.

Other phones in honesty, arent worth talking about.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 10:44 1

21. omnitech (Posts: 869; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


I don't care about them right now so I hope the button is adjustable. I think when I have smart everything at home though is next, smart light bulbs, smart curtains, and smart locks, smart smart the etc, voice would be the best way to control those, I think. Only at home though.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 10:48

22. omnitech (Posts: 869; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


I would probably just program it to be volume down so I don't accidentally press it instead of volume down.

I am not a fan of more than one button on one side. No idea why the Pixel does it.

Power button right and volume rocker left was definitely the best ergonomically. Your thumb has to be pretty weak if you need to grip the volume rocker tight enough to activate it in order to press the power button. Never understood the people that complained about it. Lol

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 23:58

32. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Better than nothing i guess...

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 12:06

24. jeroome86 (Posts: 2028; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Might be to late for the S8 but you have time for the next Note.

Don't jank up the Note 8.

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 12:57

25. Xperia14 (Posts: 913; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


The extra button should have been a dedicated camera button..

posted on 21 Mar 2017, 00:00

33. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Ikr. Knowing that holding down the home button can access the assistants. Expending on another key is ludicrous. What are they trying to achieve here?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 13:19

26. monoke (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Which is more pointless? Dedicated button for ai (if not programmable without root), or heart rate sensor that let's u know you're not dead and breathing?

posted on 20 Mar 2017, 13:35

27. Xperia14 (Posts: 913; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


The heart rate sensor is the most useless feature ever. It tells you basically nothing. It would be another story if it was a 12 lead ECG... Same for the pulsoximeter.

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