The second coming of Bixby: Note 9 will be the first phone with Samsung's all-new assistant

The second coming of Bixby: Note 9 will be the first phone with Samsung's all-new assistant
The Galaxy Note 9 will have one huge advantage before all of its predecessors in the S-Pen-laden line - a 4000 mAh battery - which is the most Samsung has ever put in a flagship handset. This should remedy one of the frequent complaints about phones with high-res displays - that they can barely last you through a day of hard work before you have to plug them back in, and that goes for the best of them.

That's not the only thing Samsung is going to upgrade in the hardware department, as, apart from the new chipset and more storage, it will also greatly enhance the S Pen stylus, providing it with its own battery and Bluetooth connectivity. What about software, though, a traditional Achilles heel of Samsung that usually tries to cram way too many functions in its Android overlay? Well, there could be improvements on that front, too, but one thing seems to be certain now - the new and improved Bixby assistant will make a cameo on the Note 9 indeed, reports Korean media today.

That voice-controlled assistant will flash its Bixby 2.0 version with improved natural language processes, enhanced noise resistance capability and quicker response times. This time, however, Samsung is expanding Bixby into third-party apps and services, providing an application programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK) for each and everyone who would like to incorporate its chops into their apps. Given that Samsung holds about a quarter of the US market with its phones, we are fairly certain that there will be developers willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, especially if Google runs into anti-trust issues with its Assistant feature as well like it did in Europe with mobile Chrome and search.

Furthermore, Samsung is intent on giving the artificial intelligence of Bixby a prominent role across its platforms, interconnecting TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines, plus, of course, a smart Bixby speaker. One local industry source says Samsung has been preparing the second coming of Bixby for a while now, and we hope to be pleasantly surprised:


source: The Bell (translated)

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Does that mean offical remapping is comming?

2. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

thank you for the laugh...

7. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I wish. As long as there are unofficial methods I'm not too upset though.

8. Krjal

Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I wish. As long as there are unofficial methods I'm not too upset though.

3. Paranoid_Android unregistered

Bixby you say,, Huawei P20 pro (or Nokia 7 plus or OnePlus 6) to the rescue

4. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Is this similar to what Apple announced for Siri a while back - where you can map features of a 3rd party app with Siri on demand? Or is this just Bixby open for developers?

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3973; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Open for developers

11. talon95

Posts: 990; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

This makes me want it less. It will remain turned off.

13. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

Gotta love how most people never give things a try.

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