Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in U.S to get free preview of Bixby voice capabilities

Samsung announced today that some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US will get early access to the voice control features to be developed on Bixby.
Efe Udin
Jun 16, 2017

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), announced today that some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US will get early access to the voice control features to be developed on Bixby. This feature will allow users to have direct access to Samsung’s intelligent interface thus they can have more voice-oriented control of their device. SEA is thereby calling on the US Galaxy S8 and S8+ community to sign up and participate in the preview test which will come soon.

In the announcement, CTO and Head of R&D, Software and Services, Samsung Mobile, Injong Rhee said that “We see Bixby as an intelligent interface for your phone — an integral part of our connected ecosystem,” He further said that we are living in a more connected life today and that Bixby is not providing voice control to smartphones alone but it's also extending to home appliances like televisions and refrigerators. 




This Bixby update will provide users with a simple and more intuitive way to interact with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ thus you can easily navigate through your phone’s apps, services, and settings with a mix of voice commands and touch. Bixby was unveiled last spring using Samsung’s latest S8 and S8+ smartphones and it is offering an intelligent and personalized interface for using your smartphone.

Bixby is different from other voice-assisted services in the market. It is designed to perform very complex tasks like telling you what you are looking at, where you are and what you need to do. It practically learns your routine and reminds you when you are skipping something. You can ask Bixby to take a selfie and text it to someone, or ask Bixby to send your friends your location, and then later remind you where you parked. Bixby can handle complex tasks however you describe them. In time, Samsung plans to include additional features in Bixby like including additional languages and third-party apps and devices. For us at Tizen Experts, Bixby is of great importance to us as it will be the Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant for Tizen IoT devices, TVs and Smart Home appliances.

To sign up for an advanced look at Bixby Voice, Samsung Galaxy S8, and S8+ owners can visit HERE 


About Bixby

Bixby offers an intuitive and simpler way for you to interact with your device. More stuff can easily be done with Bixby.

  • Bixby hears: Bixby is designed to practically learn your routine and help you complete tasks irrespective of how you describe them. With the feature "deep learning" Bixby will identify your needs, preferences, and ways of communication
  • Bixby gets things done: Bixby completes complex requests such as grouping pictures of a particular event, naming the location of the grouped images and sending same to colleagues. If Bixby doesn’t understand your instruction, it will complete as much of the task as possible, rather than not even starting.
  • Bixby helps: Bixby is directly linked with native apps and will subsequently be integrated into third-party apps thus making it easier to locate and utilize their exclusive features. With Bixby, the means by which you operate your device will be your choice. You can use your voice, touch or both.

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