What is it and how does it compare to Alexa
While Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant hog the smart home spotlight, we thought we’d take a break to look at Bixby, the AI assistant by Samsung.
Unlike Alexa, Bixby is designed primarily to work on your smartphone, where it aims to help you get things done more quickly. Instead of digging through menus to find the feature or setting you want, Samsung has designed Bixby to complete the task when you issue a voice command.
Bixby can also be used to identify objects you point your smartphone’s camera at, and give information about landmarks it recognizes. There’s also a Bixby news coque iphone 5s requin feed similar to Flipboard, and like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, Bixby is designed to control gadgets and appliances around your smart home.
First, let us explain Bixby Voice. This is where Bixby aims to simplify the increasingly complex (and sometimes convoluted) Samsung menu system. This is also where Bixby flexes its ‘context aware’ muscles, so if you are looking at an image on your phone, press the Bixby button and say «use this as my wallpaper,» the assistant will do exactly that, knowing ‘this’ is the image.
Bixby can also mirror content from your phone to a Samsung TV on the same Wi Fi network when you say «show this on my TV.» In a way, this feels like Samsung admitting it has filled its smartphones with too many features so many that it has developed an entire artificial intelligence to help you use it. But on the other coque iphone 6 plus kimoji hand, Samsung should be applauded for trying to make its devices and their features more accessible.
Bixby can recognize objects and help you buy them onlineSamsung
Similar to services offered by Google for coque iphone 6s oakley quite some time, Bixby Vision attempts to add context to objects and scenes shown to your smartphone camera. During demonstrations given to coque iphone 6s licorne silicone us by Samsung at Bixby’s launch in coque iphone xr 2017, we saw how it can identify food items and bottles coque iphone 6 swag ado coque samsung note 1 fille coque iphone 7 of wine, then offer up coque iphone 8 compatible places to buy them online.
During our demonstration, the system also recognized famous landmarks coque iphone 7 fornite like The Shard skyscraper in London, and provided information on coque iphone 6s carte the building. Bixby can also spot text, letting you copy and paste a menu in a restaurant, for example, or the dates for a new show from its billboard.
Despite the name, this isn’t the part of Bixby used for controlling your smart home. Instead, it is a news feed similar to those offered by the Flipboard app and BlinkFeed on HTC handsets. Bixby Home permanently sits to the left of your home screen, and is also accessible with a quick press of the Bixby button on the side of flagship Galaxy handsets. Bixby aims to tailor the news feed based on your interests, but there is nothing here which cannot be done by other apps.
Which devices does Bixby work with
Bixby launched on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, and is also included on the newer Galaxy Note 8. We fully expect Bixby to be a major part of coque iphone 5s avant et arrière the Galaxy S9, which will be announced by Samsung in Barcelona on February 25.
Samsung has put a lot of time, effort and coque iphone 7 destiny 2 cash into the development of Bixby, so coque iphone 4s adidas rose we can expect it to remain a part of its handsets coque iphone 6 fornite and future devices for years to come.
Which apps does Bixby work with
Where Siri mostly works as a standalone service on the iPhone, Samsung wants Bixby to add value to every application on your phone. This means embedding the assistant deeply into every app, which is clearly a challenge. As a result, Bixby only works at its best in Samsung’s own applications. These include:
When Bixby arrived on the Galaxy S8 in April 2017, it could only speak Korean. The English version was not made available to Samsung customers in the US and UK until July, and the other languages Samsung says it is working on still haven’t arrived. By comparison, Siri can speak 21 languages.
Bixby can recognize food and drink, objects and QR codesSamsung
Bixby 2.0 and controlling the smart home
After a slow launch, Samsung stepped up a gear by announcing Bixby 2.0 in October 2017. Although not yet available, Bixby 2.0 is meant to work across multiple devices and become a smart home assistant to rival Alexa, coque iphone 6s coque iphone 4 or Google Assistant and Siri.
Samsung says Bixby will be found in TVs, refrigerators, home speakers and smartphones, plus a range of other gadgets, devices and household appliances. With regard to seeing Bixby on non Samsung devices and in third party apps, Samsung said: «The coque iphone 7 qui fait peur doors will be wide open for developers to choose and model coque iphone 7 trop belle how users interact with Bixby in their services across all application domains.»
This includes apps in the sports, food, entertainment and travel sectors, Samsung added.
Being a manufacturer of products like TVs, entertainment coque iphone 6s semi rigide systems, fridges, washing machines, dryers, robotic vacuum cleaners and more, it makes perfect sense for Samsung to offer control of these with Bixby.
But with Alexa and Google Assistant already in this space, Samsung has some catching up to coque samsung a20 do if Bixby is to control our future smart homes. Samsung said in a statement on January 31: «Samsung will also improve the connectivity and usability of home appliances by expanding the application of Bixby.»..