Results: So, do we even care about Bixby?
by Preslav Kateliev / Apr 13, 2017, 9:11 AM
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!
I'll give it a chance, we'll see how it goes
Don't really care. Let me remap that button for something more useful
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.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 9:21 AM 12
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.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 10:53 AM 3
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
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 12:58 PM 0
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".
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 1:10 PM 1
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.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 7:15 PM 0
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.
posted on Apr 17, 2017, 1:48 AM 0
Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 08, 2017
This siri ripoff will bound to be DOA
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 9:49 AM 1
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?
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 9:57 AM 1
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
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 11:09 AM 0
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.
posted on Apr 13, 2017, 11:36 AM 0
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