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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    So - Bixby was finally 'unpacked' today. Kind of exciting, I think... not sure lol

    What does everyone make of it? Excited to give it a spin?
    03-29-2017 11:08 AM
  2. meattray's Avatar
    Absolutely. This looks baked into the os a lot more and just provides a smarter experience. It seems far more intuitive to what you're actually doing compared to other assistants. Looks super cool!
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    03-29-2017 11:11 AM
  3. LineKill's Avatar
    Bixby definitely has a lot of potential. As most things starting out, it looks to be quite limited but I can see great things coming from it.
    03-29-2017 11:19 AM
  4. James Falconer's Avatar
    @LineKill - kind of what I was thinking too. Early days, but Samsung should learn fast and adapt.
    LineKill likes this.
    03-29-2017 11:26 AM
  5. EMGSM's Avatar
    I am looking forward to it. It's starting to feel like Christmas again!
    03-29-2017 11:40 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    It sounds good in the keynote -- I will have to wait to see people use it. Just like the Pixel w/ Google Assistant .. Sounded amazing but wasn't as great as they hyped it up to be. I still use it a lot and don't hate it but it isn't this amazing "end all / do all" as they like to act.. will have to see if Bixby is the same.
    03-29-2017 11:54 AM
  7. Amele's Avatar
    If Bixby really makes it easy to navigate phone tasks by voice, I will certainly use it. With a manic little grandson to take care of for several hours a day, I am often in need of a third hand, and this might actually qualify. Will have to see how it implements and what apps it works with, but I am very interested in it.
    03-29-2017 12:11 PM
  8. Xenoblade's Avatar
    I will give it a try and see how its like.
    03-29-2017 01:14 PM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    Probably but I think it'll be crap compared to what Google can do. But no harm in trying and will give it a shot.
    03-29-2017 01:16 PM
  10. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i do not think bixby is trying to do what google assistant does. looks like samsung is trying to carve out a new niche for bixby. i am looking forward to it.
    03-29-2017 01:26 PM
  11. Haggar's Avatar
    From what I've seen, it looks like Bixby is going to be different from Google Assistant. Bixby's charter is to help you navigate the phone and the software within it. Google Assistant can do some of that, but it's really more in alignment with what Google does - search. I think anywhere you need to find something or get information, GA will be great...but the ecosystem around Bixby is going to focus on navigating hardware and software functions.
    03-29-2017 03:39 PM
  12. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    From what I've seen, it looks like Bixby is going to be different from Google Assistant. Bixby's charter is to help you navigate the phone and the software within it. Google Assistant can do some of that, but it's really more in alignment with what Google does - search. I think anywhere you need to find something or get information, GA will be great...but the ecosystem around Bixby is going to focus on navigating hardware and software functions.
    Exactly, I think the focus of bixby is really going to be different then most other ai's
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    03-29-2017 03:42 PM
  13. stackberry369's Avatar
    So - Bixby was finally 'unpacked' today. Kind of exciting, I think... not sure lol

    What does everyone make of it? Excited to give it a spin?
    Does it turn into the Incredible Hulk if you make it angry? I'll be getting the note 9 next year
    03-29-2017 03:42 PM
  14. bembol's Avatar
    Like the Google Assistant it was cool for the first few days.
    03-29-2017 03:55 PM
  15. ashraf1190's Avatar
    Yes sounds interesting and really looking forward to how it will control apps
    03-29-2017 04:31 PM
  16. areyes163's Avatar
    Is Google Assistant still on the s8 or did Bixby replace it completely
    03-29-2017 07:59 PM
  17. Brian Embry's Avatar
    The S8 still has Google Assistant. I love Samsung hardware. I've owned several of their phones. I am not wild about the software though. To me it is just bloatware. But, my wife loves it. I just spend about an hour getting rid of most of the Samsung and Verizon software. My perfect world would be great Samsung hardware and minimum software. Plus the Exynos processor. This is just my opinion. Still a beautiful phone. Man, Samsung makes a gorgeous display.
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    03-29-2017 08:15 PM
  18. areyes163's Avatar
    I agree. The new software does looked slimmed down a little more with the exception of Bixby. I think it will be nice to have both Bixby and Google Assistant as Bixby seems to be able to do more phone related tasks and Google is all the information you need at your fingertips. Could make for a powerhouse combo if Bixby works as intended.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    03-29-2017 08:20 PM
  19. Haggar's Avatar
    I don't think Bixby is going to be ready for prime time at launch. When I looked at the list of Bixby enabled apps on the demo unit at Best Buy tonight I was surprised by how few were included. Was really disappointed to see that text messaging wasn't included. Guess I'll have to do that through Google for now.
    03-29-2017 08:40 PM
  20. udnh's Avatar
    Personally not interested
    03-29-2017 09:14 PM
  21. Josiah23's Avatar
    I'm interested in it!

    Bixby could have a lot of potential and be great for Samsung!
    03-29-2017 09:17 PM
  22. supertom's Avatar
    I'm curious to see a head-to-head with Google assistant. ☺
    03-29-2017 09:31 PM
  23. cjtayaban's Avatar
    I personally do not rely on virtual assistants. My fingers are complete and can do the searching.
    03-30-2017 07:00 AM
  24. James Falconer's Avatar
    I'm curious to see a head-to-head with Google assistant. ������☺
    @supertom - Me too. Very interested. My gut says there will be a lot of kinks to work out - but we'll see. Hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised!
    03-30-2017 08:16 AM
  25. Haggar's Avatar
    @supertom - Me too. Very interested. My gut says there will be a lot of kinks to work out - but we'll see. Hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised!
    From looking at the retail display units, there's no question it will have very limited functionality to begin with. Only a few built-in apps are support. But the overall concept seems very solid.

    I use Google Now / Assistant in the car all the time but there are so many limits on what it can do within apps and/or to control the phone that I frequently have to tap the phone to execute certain things. I'm hoping Bixby resolves this issue and gives more control of the phone and software so that using my hands becomes optional.
    03-30-2017 08:28 AM
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