Bixby

Samsung Bixby will soon control Google apps, 5G phone in the first half of 2019

Samsung Bixby will soon control Google apps, 5G phone in the first half of 2019

Samsung’s Bixby AI-powered assistant is one of those great ideas that the Korean manufacturer had that was executed so terribly it might be beyond salvaging. Of course, Samsung is all in on it, at least for now, and its latest press event at CES 2019 shows it. Not only did it announce that Bixby will be expanding to more products, including Digital Cockpits and robotics, it also made the surprising revelation that Google is jumping onboard as well.

Continue Reading

Samsung rumored to debut cheaper Bixby smart speaker alongside Galaxy Home

Samsung rumored to debut cheaper Bixby smart speaker alongside Galaxy Home

Samsung has yet to even release its Galaxy Home, a new smart speaker that combines the Bixby assistant with premium audio features, and we're already hearing rumors about a second model being in development. First announced in August, the Galaxy Home still doesn't have a set price or release date, but it seems like Samsung is working on a cheaper version for when that days does arrive.

Continue Reading

Android 9 Pie and Bixby 2.0 for Galaxy S9, S8 and Note 8 release dated

Android 9 Pie and Bixby 2.0 for Galaxy S9, S8 and Note 8 release dated

Samsung is preparing to roll out the latest iteration of Android and its Bixby AI to more devices, with the contentious smart assistant being added to handsets like the Galaxy S9. The company launched the upgraded Bixby as a headline feature of the Galaxy Note 9 earlier this year, and is likely to be just as vital a component in the Galaxy S10 smartphone expected to launch early in 2019.

Continue Reading

Samsung The Frame 2019 and Serif bring QLED to high-end furniture TV

Samsung The Frame 2019 and Serif bring QLED to high-end furniture TV

If there's one thing Samsung dominates at every year at CES, it's massive, super expensive television sets. This year is no exception - not when The Frame is in town. Today The Frame 2019 was teased with a few details that make us want to appreciate art with a panel of light the likes of which would cost us both arms and both legs, all at once! This is all thanks to The Frame television family's biggest draw: the Samsung Art Store.

Continue Reading

Bixby learns new languages but only on the Galaxy Note 9

Bixby learns new languages but only on the Galaxy Note 9

When Samsung announced its own take on the AI-powered smart assistant, there were naturally some doubts as to Samsung’s ability to carry through its vision. The botched launch of Bixby and other criticisms made it even less certain that the company will be able to deliver what it promised. One of those is support for languages other than Korean, Chinese, and English. The good news: that’s partially being delivered. The bad news: it’s only available for a very select few.

Continue Reading

Samsung foldable smartphone gives Bixby a powerful reboot

Samsung foldable smartphone gives Bixby a powerful reboot

Following its annual developer conference here in the United States, Samsung hosted another developer conference in Seoul earlier today. While a lot of the topics it covered today were similar to what we saw earlier in the month, it did make at least one interesting announcement concerning its upcoming foldable phone. As it turns out, that foldable smnartphone will play host to a new version of Bixby.

Continue Reading

Samsung puts voice at the heart of the Smart Home

Samsung puts voice at the heart of the Smart Home

Samsung's smart TVs are gaining more voice control, with new partnerships with streaming services like Netflix and Spotify that won't need you to pick up the remote. Announced at SDC 2018, Samsung's annual Developer Conference, the new Voice Media Control API will allow apps and services to enable speech controls more easily.

Continue Reading

Samsung opens Bixby to developers in scalable AI platform play

Samsung opens Bixby to developers in scalable AI platform play

Samsung isn't done with Bixby. The virtual assistant may not have reached the usefulness of Alexa or the Google Assistant, or the consumer awareness of Siri, but Samsung is betting that embracing third-party developers and expanding Bixby's availability will make the difference in the long-term.

Continue Reading

Samsung Bixby assistant will soon support skills from third-party developers

Samsung Bixby assistant will soon support skills from third-party developers

Samsung's own Bixby assistant has been around for a few years now, but it still trails far behind Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant in usage. This is due to a number of reasons, including poor performance and a lack of features, but also because of Alexa and Assistant's third-party support, which has resulted in widespread integration with other apps and services. It now looks like Samsung is ready to have Bixby take a stab at learning new skills too.

Continue Reading

Galaxy Note 9 Bixby update has an alternative to disabling it

Galaxy Note 9 Bixby update has an alternative to disabling it

Samsung’s latest flagships are nearly perfect but they all have one consistent flaw. No, it’s not Bixby per se but the obtrusive Bixby button at the side. Samsung dared to make it impossible to disable that button on the Galaxy Note 9 but, after major backlash, it said it would reconsider. Reconsider it did but not in the way users hoped. The latest update to Bixby doesn’t bring back that option but, instead, offers a way to make it harder to accidentally trigger Bixby in the first place.

Continue Reading

Galaxy Note 9 Bixby button disabled with melted gold (plus 2 more options)

Galaxy Note 9 Bixby button disabled with melted gold (plus 2 more options)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is currently the only device with a button that cannot (by default) be turned away from Bixby. Bixby is Samsung's smart assistant, and it's meant to be a helpful feature on the Galaxy Note 9 - but not all users want it. Much in the spirit of the DIY community at large, a couple of real nice options appeared in the last week for Note 9 owners wishing to disable Bixby completely.

Continue Reading

Samsung Bixby will be opening its doors to third-parties soon

Samsung Bixby will be opening its doors to third-parties soon

Bixby is criticized for many things, particularly on how Samsung is shoving it down users’ throats via its dedicated button. One thing it probably can’t be criticized for is its potential. But potential naturally doesn’t mean actual reality and Bixby still leaves much to be desired in practice. In trying to step up its game and prove that it has a lot more (than Siri or Cortana) has to offer, Samsung will soon be providing third-party developers with the tools to build apps around Bixby and have Bixby integrate with them as well.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6