Samsung Hello could be a Google Feed-like service on the Galaxy S8

Samsung Hello could be a Google Feed-like service on the Galaxy S8
Samsung's Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017, and we're inching closer and closer to the device's incoming announcement. We're expecting a lot from the phone, including a Snapdragon 835 processor, pressure sensitive display not unlike 3D Touch on the iPhone, water-resistance, and some sort of crazy bezel-less display. Along with all of this, another standout feature for the Galaxy S8 is expected to be Samsung's Bixby artificial intelligence that will compete with the likes of Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. Another personal assistant may sound like either a pro or a con depending on your outlook on AI, but Samsung recently filed for a new trademark that could give Bixby the upper-hand over some its competition.

The trademark, dubbed Samsung Hello, was filed over in Europe's Intellectual Property Office, and it states that Samsung Hello is a type of, "software that enables block users or computers and mobile devices to access, aggregate, organize and interact with content, information and images and topics of general interest to such users." Furthermore, the trademark also reveals that Samsung Hello will include, "application software that gives personalized features and information based on user's preferences in the fields of weather, music, entertainment, games, travel, science, health, contact, and social news via voice command and voice recognition."


That sounds great and all, but what does it actually mean? Based off of what we know from the patent so far, Samsung Hello sounds a whole lot like the Google Feed (formerly known as Google Now). Google's combination of both the Google Assistant and Google Feed works incredibly well for both verbal and written information when you need it, and although Samsung Hello doesn't directly mention Bixby in the trademark filing, we've got a feeling that Samsung will try to connect the two in some form.

Having an AI that can provide you with verbal info when your want it and data on your screen when you ask for the weather, upcoming calendar appointments, and more sounds like something that Samsung is vying for with Bixby and Hello, and although we won't know for sure until the Galaxy S8 is officially announced, thankfully we won't have to wait too much longer with the S8 set to be unveiled by Samsung on March 29th. 

source: GalaxyClub via SamMobile

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 716; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Great, another battery hogging app that will be never used at it's full potential.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

just quit with the duplicate apps Samsung.

14. HillaryClinton2020

Posts: 191; Member since: Feb 08, 2017

Samsung is so desperate indeed :)

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Part of me wishes Samsung would just use the Google Assistant instead of Bixby (along with the other Google applications), and the other half is curious to see what Bixby will bring to the table.

4. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I personally don't think that this bixby will be better than Google assistant, but actually it will be in favour of the consumers if this bixby demolishes Google assistant .

6. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

as much as i love Siri and use it everyday, Google will always lead in this department simply because they have the entire google.com info to dip into.

5. notfair

Posts: 716; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

HTC has also hopped in the assistant wagon thingy which I think it's a gimmick. everything started after apple made SIRI and I am just curious how many people are actually using it. I am an android fan but I think Siri is indeed better than everyone else just because it had a head start.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A) Apple didn't create Siri. B) No, it isn't better.

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'd settle for any of the existing ones allowing renaming them to something you chose yourself. Through their normal interface.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No wonder their phones are slow to a crawl. They keep adding these useless features that nobody wants.

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Make touchwizz great again ...

10. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I'm sorry but I don't want to say a brand name when using a digital voice recognition technology.

12. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

"Ay yo Sammy's Bixby! What time is it?" Bixby: "According to google now's response, I have determined it's time to get yo azz up to work!"

11. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I thought touchjizz was getting simpler and lighter?? Or did the more polished pretty icons fool us all?

15. rocker91

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2016

Ah another set of crapwares to empty the phone memory

16. fyah_king unregistered

I'll still buy that silver s8 plus.

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