Samsung Galaxy S8's new digital assistant (Bixby) to be deeply integrated into native apps

Samsung Galaxy S8's new digital assistant (Bixby) to be deeply integrated into native apps
Remember Bixby, Samsung's weirdly named digital assistant that's supposed to make its debut on the Galaxy S8? According to SamMobile, the new smart assistant will be used in almost all of the Galaxy S8's native applications, which should be updated in order to have a uniform design. Most likely, Bixby will be replacing S Voice altogether on the S8.

Reportedly, Bixby will be significantly more advanced, and more contextually aware than S Voice (Samsung's current digital assistant), being better integrated system-wide. As an example of Bixby's capabilities, it's said that users will be able to ask it to show specific photos or videos - based on custom criteria - while inside the Samsung Gallery app. By the looks of it, any pre-installed app on the Galaxy S8 could benefit from Bixby.

Bixby will rely on a lot of technology from Viv, a personal assistant that Samsung bought earlier this year. Interestingly, the folks behind Viv were also behind the original Siri app (purchased by Apple back in 2010).

According to rumors, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy S8 series (apparently including a 6-inch Galaxy S8 Plus) in April. Compared to the Galaxy S7 family, the S8 is expected to bring significant hardware changes, possibly including a screen-to-body ratio of about 90%, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display, up to 8 GB of RAM, and no 3.5mm headset jack.

All in all, we're impatiently waiting to see what the Samsung Galaxy S8 series has to offer. What about you?

source: SamMobile

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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43 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wtf 8gb ram!!!! Im cummming!!!

8. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Jeez . Can't you cum second for a change.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

6-inch "Galaxy S8 Plus" Try harder Samsung, I know you can do better than copying monikers of your main competitor.

3. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

You should troll harder. Samsung had "Plus" before Apple.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right... the Galaxy S2 Plus for example. http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_i9105_galaxy_s_ii_plus-5213.php

12. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You think Samsung brought it back because of that?

13. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yes..

15. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, we think they've been using it all along. Because they have.

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@bucky I'm not debating the reason why Samsung brought it back, I just pointed out they've been using it (the "Plus" moniker) before Apple did, which debunks the claim of Samsung copying Apple by using the "Plus" moniker in the upcoming Galaxy S8.

25. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Samsung brought it back because there are no more flat-screen and edge versions, that differ them. But same design versions with only size difference. That's why they go for their own 'Plus' naming that they use in such cases. Get in now?

11. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Seeing how it's the other way around. Samsung had a plus model before it's competitor.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's really blatant copy, too. Especially since they started copying it in 2011 with the original Samsung Galaxy S Plus.

26. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

There will be NOT 6-inch. It will be 5.7'' with same body size as GS7Edge. Mark my words!!!! Because both 5.2'' and 5.7'' will be with same design, Samsung will use their own 'Plus' name, that use in such cases, to differ them. Same name that Apple copy, blatantly, - and use same way !

4. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

They desperately need to integrate this into Tizen on the Gear S2 and Gear S3. S-Voice is absolutely terrible on those. Kestra sounds better than Bixby.

23. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Fackin funny that PA finds everything about Sammy weird

43. CQuine unregistered

The f@#$ u know what Bixby sounds like????.. The phone isn't even out yet???.. Periods much?

5. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Amazing samsung And still samsung empire Waiting the monster s8 king of kings !!

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3098; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Interestingly, the folks behind Viv were also behind the original Siri app (purchased by Apple back in 2010)" they have to rely on Apple to get everything done.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If Apple purchased siri from the same company that's behind Viv, then wouldn't Samsung and Apple be relying on the same source, not Samsung relying on Apple?

18. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't harsh his hate with logic.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LOLLL, I'm still Scratching my head off his post. He wanted to troll so bad, he failed to think his post thru.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the gold medal for retarded mental gymnastics goes to...

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3098; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

teddork.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

About as clever as anything you crap from your mouth.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I was shocked at how dumb post 7 was. I mean, he always post dumb stuff, but that was a new standard for him.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, you can't expect Shakespeare from a 60 IQ.

28. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3098; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Apply Vaseline in your itchy butt.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, I didn't think you could get any more retarded, but I guess you can.

33. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3098; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The problem is you're 48 years old and acting like a baby. You can't be anymore dorky than this.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO you need to shut up.

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