Samsung Gear S4 will have Bixby support from the get-go

Samsung Gear S4 will have Bixby support from the get-go
Samsung is pushing strong to make Bixby a worthy and competitive AI assistant, but it has yet to succeed. Bixby is handy in its own ways, sure, being focused more on doing things on your phone, instead of answering questions, but it still lags behind the likes of Google Assistant and Alexa.

One notable omission on Samsung's failure to integrate Bixby into the otherwise excellent Gear S3, which has both a microphone and a built-in speaker. Earlier this year, when Samsung brought SmartThings to the Gear S3—the platform that lets you control smart home devices—we were hoping that Bixby, too, would follow suit, as it would allow users to interact with smart home appliances via voice commands. Alas, this never happened.

However, according to SamMobile, who claim to have received "confirmation" on the matter, the upcoming Samsung Gear S4 (or Galaxy Watch) will launch with Bixby support from the get-go. Thankfully, the Gear S4 won't have a dedicated Bixby button, and the virtual assistant will instead substitute the current S Voice feature found on Samsung wearables. According to the report, Bixby will be accessible both via the home button on the Gear S4, as well as by saying "Hi, Bixby."

The Samsung Gear S4 is shaping up as one of the most exciting smartwatches of the year, and with Bixby 2.0 expected to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 9 early next month, it may have some interesting, AI-flavored surprises in store.

source: SamMobile

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13 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Will be miles a head of s-voice which is brutal and essentially worthless.

3. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Great to see Bixby on watches! and I hope the next Samsung watch will come with Android Wear because Tizen OS lack many apps are already available on Android Wear in addition I can use Google Pay with Android Wear but I cant use it with Tizen OS! unfortunately Samsung Pay not available yet in Germany ! but Google pay already available !! :/

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Besides Google pay, what apps are you using on a watch?

6. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Google Play Music, Musixmatch, Shazam, Google Maps, Facebook Messenger , WhatsApp and more....

8. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Yes I forgot: Google Translate and Bing Translator too

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 440; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

What's better Garmin or Samsung for sports

7. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It's good to know that software features are ready when you get the device, instead of having to wait months upon months for a software feature that will come "soon", according to the manufacturer, which has happened with other products. Good to know that Samsung is offering a complete and refined product from the first day. I also think the Gear S4 will be a great smartwatch, as it improves on the already great Gear S3, most noticeably in the battery department.

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Problem is that Samsung currently doesn’t offer a complete and refined product via the Gear line, because the lack of apps people want/need is a very real issue. Hopefully the next Gear will solve that with Googles help.

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You don't think they have the necessary apps that people want or need? What does the general consumer really need which Samsung's Tizen OS on the Gear smartwatches doesn't offer already?

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

See above comments for answer to your question.

9. antroid

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I hope they won't have dedicated button on the watch for bixby

13. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

S voice...LOL, first thing I DISABLED on my S3. Never could get it to work.

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