What can Bixby do? Samsung launches 3 videos to show you
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 20, 2017, 9:02 AM
OK, so Samsung's long-awaited Bixby Voice is finally available in the US, making Bixby a fully-functional voice assistant. Yeah, nobody was really jumping in excitement for it, but considering that Samsung was so confident in Bixby that it gave it its own button on the S8 and S8+, everyone was at least curious as to how well it can do compared to the other big AI assistants out there.
The verdict is still out and there are mixed opinions on the Web. And, you may even not know how far Bixby's capabilities span. So, naturally, Samsung launched a few videos to let you know what the assistant does.
Of course, we have the normal stuff — set a reminder, text this guy from my contacts. But then it goes deeper, allowing you to ask for all of your pictures of your pet, for example. Requesting a screenshot via voice is also possible, it seems. Bixby also has access to system toggles, such as the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and blue light filter. Check out the videos below to see all Samsung has to show you.
Got a Galaxy S8? How's Bixby treating you so far?
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posted on Jul 20, 2017, 9:11 AM 0
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Boi, you sure do love my name in your mouth. Must be compensating for something else not being in there.
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 9:25 AM 0
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I kinda like Bixby. It's far better than any AI out there. Google recognizes my voice better than bixby and thats because I've been using it for long time. Bixby can do lot more things. I wish they merge together and create a superior AI
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 9:48 AM 0
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"I wish they merge together and create a superior AI" There is no way in hell Samsung would merge it's services with Google, especially when Samsung, during the past several years, has been pushing for more independence from Google in the Android ecosystem.
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 11:31 AM 0
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Samsung is a loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggg way from breaking their dependence on Google. Tizen ain't exactly taking off as an OS, and Bixby is a glorified assistant for those that are accessibility challenged. Will Bixby get better? Absolutely, I'm betting by the Note 8 it'll get at least one big update to go beyond simple tasks. Will Tizen ever be good enough for anything other than entry level phones, watches and appliances? Probably not.
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 11:50 AM 1
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I am lookign for the day, Samsung ports all its services to their own platform and stop using Google period and stop using Android. I honestly think Samsung has the ability to drop Google and still manage to do well. Samsung has its own app store, they just don't have the dev support. But Samsung could pull devs by doing something like this: Samsung to all devs, port all your most popular apps from iOS and Android, to our platforms and make them available in out Galaxy App Store, and Samsung will omit taking any money for 2 years. After that we default to the industry standard 30% take.. But unlike Apple, we will make our SDK's available to you for free. If Smasung did this or similar, they would get support. The devices would make plenty of money as Samsung sells over 400M+ device per year, if you count Tablets and PC's, smartwatches and TV's. 1 app that's $.99 with a potential for 300M+ users is still a lot of money to consider for a platform not crowded with devs. The devs could make a huge amount of cash if they support Samsung like they did Apple. A 3rd player would make both Google and Apple, get off their arse and work hard. If not, then they lose!
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 2:19 PM 0
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From this post, people can tell you are definitely not a business man. "Samsung will omit taking any money for 2 years" No business will throw away good money after what might appear to be the isolation from other business entities. Remember Samsung is still fighting tooth and nails to get Apple's lucrative contracts despite getting sued by them left right and center.
posted on Jul 21, 2017, 2:36 AM 0
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I didn't know it would be nearly as good and useful, as it actually is. It's like there's no end to what it can do. Samsung delivered late, but boy did they deliver. And to think, it's only going to get better from here. Note 8 anybody?
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 10:55 AM 1
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And the usual Note 8 fangasming from darkkmite.
posted on Jul 20, 2017, 4:21 PM 1
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