Samsung’s Bixby For The Galaxy S8 Will Beat Google Assistant; Here’s How


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumored with a lot of features. Looking to reverse the Note 7's ill fortunes, the Korean tech giant will introduce a lot of upgrades this year. From a bezel free design to a new processor, the smartphone will deliver at all ends. Now, some more details about Samsung's plans for the Galaxy S8's virtual assistant have surfaced. Take a look below to find out more.

Samsung's Virtual Assistant Bixby For The Galaxy S8 Will Support More Languages Than The Google Assistant

To boost things up in the Virtual Assistance sphere, Samsung recently purchased Viv. The company's known for its AI solutions and some of its tech will undoubtedly be a part of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Samsung patented the term 'Bixby' a while back in its home country South Korea. Bixby describes a software which will aid users to access their devices and applications without the use of buttons.

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Apple, Google and Microsoft have had their claws in the AI space for quite a while. Pre 2016, we had Siri and Cortana, with the pair delivering their unique mix of features suited to iOS and Windows ecosystems. Then came Google with the Pixel lineup which feature the Google Assistant. Assistant was One Mountain View's reply to the AI world and the software can do quite a bit as well. Now, its looking like Samsung's finally ready to make an entry in this niche as well.

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Now, the Korean media belives that Bixby will surpass Google Assistant in the amount of foreign languages which it an translate. The software is expected to understand around 7-8 languages, which include Chinese and Korean. It'll put Bixby in a nice lead over Google Assistant. But the assistant still won't be able to beat Apple's Siri. Bixby won't make software centered changes on the Galaxy S8 only.

The AI will have its dedicated key on the side of the smartphone, which will allow users esae in accessing the feature. It's high time that Samsung introduced its virtual assistant for the Galaxy S lineup. Samsung's devices stand at the very top of the smartphone spectrum and the absence of a virtual assistant is embarrassing. Bixby is also compatible with Google's plans for the Internet of Things. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.