Results: So, do we even care about Bixby?

Results: So, do we even care about Bixby?
So, Samsung set out to create its own voice assistant, despite the fact that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ also have the Google Assistant on them. And fans don't exactly have high hopes for Bixby, probably due to previous experiences with S Voice — the company's previous stab at an AI helper.

Still, Samsung is super-excited about Bixby and even gave the assistant its own hardware button on the Galaxy S8. That's... quite the commitment, we thought and were somewhat excited to at least give Bixby a spin at launch. Sadly, it has now been announced, that the assistant will not be fully functional at launch, and its true form will be unlocked somewhere further down the line. Well, that's a bummer, and certainly doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in the new assistant.

So, we thought we'd ask you — are you excited about Bixby? Here's how that poll went:

Excited about Bixby?

Yes! Can't wait to try it!
12.2%
I'll give it a chance, we'll see how it goes
26.09%
Don't really care. Let me remap that button for something more useful
61.71%

FEATURED VIDEO

20 Comments

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 221; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Give it some time PA. It can't be perfect or on par with current top assistants in its first iteration. I think most of the people who voted for the third option do not care at all for any of these assistants hence this sounds a bit unfair for Bixby. Time will tell.

11. Feanor

Posts: 1320; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

This is really not the reason I would down-vote Bixby: the reason I am not keen on it is that Samsung is creating confusing dublicates on something so integral to the OS as an AI assistant. It's different if a smartphone comes with something relatively harmless like e.g. two photo galleries and completely different buying an Android phone, where you get the feeling that the manufacturer is fighting -in the same device- the very OS he chooses to use. All these massive customisations of Samsung -and now the additional assistant- makes me feel that Samsung would gladly get rid of Android, if only they could. Which doesn't inspire confidence in the way they will be treating software of their phones in the future. Already the massive delay of Android 7.0 for the S7 makes me very suspicious about how Samsung will be treating software for the S8 and other future models. It's the reason also that I will not be buying the phone despite the fact that I saw it live and found it rather decent looking.

15. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Hey, it is not just for the Android phones that Sammy brought this in, it applies to whole new world of IoT...they want to put it on every single electronic appliance that make...which is kinda cool

16. Feanor

Posts: 1320; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Then they should put it only in their IoT devices and not on their Android devices. Or remove Google Assistant from their Android devices... if they dare. Or replace Android with Tizen for their smartphones... if they dare (part 2). This is exactly why Apple has such a following. It makes logical decisions. Having two competing AI assistants in one device is not a logical decision. It's the typical, enduring startegy of Samsung "we through the kitchen sink and see what sticks".

18. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Their Android Phone is a part of IoT. If they completely removed the compatibility with other assistance then that would be a worse move- Like Apple releasing their own maps and removing Google Maps. However, they had to allow Google Maps later. Similarly, Bixby is in its first iteration, they should not remove other voice assistants until Bixby proves itself.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung has been releasing duplicate services in the hope that their customer would get hook into Samsung created eco-system. So far their consumer has largely ignore it, so they have to keep tying till enough people bite, their end game is to create an lock-in apple like ecosystem. Their user would be fully dependant on it and not be able to move to other Android OEM devices.

2. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

I think Bixby will be useful in drive things, and unlike Google Assistant, it won't go search for what you asked (most of the time) instead she will do it.

3. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I want it to be polished before I get a chance to care at all. Wonderful phone either way.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7001; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I will for sure give it a chance

5. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

This siri ripoff will bound to be DOA

6. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Aren't you supposed to be combating Islamophobia with your Buzzfeed Buddies?

7. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Siri is the worst mobile assistant and it's not even AI. How is that even comparable to the advanced Bixby?

8. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"How is that even comparable to the advanced Bixby?" Sarcasm?

9. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

htcisthebest: Siri has been around for a really long time, and it at least works. Bixby is still super glitchy.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

We shall see how it is

13. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

Do you have the S8? It is said Bixby won't launch with the device yet. Also other potential for Bixby is the integration with Smartthing similar to what Alexa is doing for Amazon edit: I posted this in response to LyannaStark but somehow ended up under sissy246

14. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

ph00ny: I'm basing the claim of Bixby being really glitchy on the reports about Samsung having troubles with it due to English being a little complicated for it to work around. FYI: I actually really like the s8, lol. It's just that the claim that Siri is better than Bixby, especially with the reports of the issues that they're experiencing, was a little.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7001; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If Samsung gets it right Bixby will be way better then Siri. It will do so much more from what I am reading about it. Time will tell.

17. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Even the name is stupid. And i think im one of ghe biggest samsung fans

19. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

Give the damn app a chance

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.