05-08-2017 07:04 AM
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  1. cmb713's Avatar
    I'm hoping they fix the button when you press it. It's hit and miss for me. I won't use it if it's not reliable.
    05-03-2017 06:59 PM
  2. Snareman's Avatar
    Every so often I accidentally hit the button and it opens. And then I promptly close it. It doesn't serve me any useful purpose on top of Google Now stuff.
    05-03-2017 09:53 PM
  3. dov1978's Avatar
    I'm hoping they fix the button when you press it. It's hit and miss for me. I won't use it if it's not reliable.
    They changed the button press with the last update. It used to be a normal press to open but now you have to quickly tap it instead. If you're still having trouble opening it then a lot of people doing a double tap works better as the second tap is naturally quicker and is the one that activates it
    05-04-2017 01:38 AM
  4. echo_808's Avatar
    So with Nova launcher for T-Mobile. After first update it was double press to launch. After latest update its single press again.

    I use it but wish it was double press. Too bad you can change it to do so.
    05-04-2017 08:36 PM
  5. soldier45's Avatar
    No as soon as a disable or remap fix comes back out for it I'll use it.
    05-04-2017 09:05 PM
  6. bembol's Avatar
    When I got the Google Pixel XL I thought Assistant was amazing played with it for the first few days.

    It faded away after a few days. I never used it again the 3 months I owned it.


    Do you think I use Bixby? LOL
    05-04-2017 09:21 PM
  7. Miles Kennefick's Avatar
    When I got the Google Pixel XL I thought Assistant was amazing played with it for the first few days.

    It faded away after a few days. I never used it again the 3 months I owned it.


    Do you think I use Bixby? LOL
    Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?
    05-05-2017 10:21 AM
  8. atremorer's Avatar
    I know it's not fully activated because it has no voice functions but it's actually also really unattractive and actually doesn't show much helpful. Samsung really needs to open up re-mapping of that button so that it might prove useful.
    05-05-2017 11:58 AM
  9. Miles Kennefick's Avatar
    Bixby Voice went live in Korea so hopefully we'll get it soon. It's impossible to judge based on its current state.
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    05-05-2017 03:28 PM
  10. NightOrchid's Avatar
    I actually quite like it.. well as far as it works anyway.. Upday news, weather.. notes.. that kinda thing... its good coz its all in one button.. .. but I think a great use for it would be Samsung travel guide.. so

    We as users log the places we live with vision.. then Samsung takes our data, creates a data base of "Places" similar to Trip Advisor or PInterest.. then when someone goes on Holiday to your area.. they can look up places to visit based on what we, the users have created and set-up.. without having to download 20 travel apps, you could even add common greetings and phrases in different languages to help get around.. ..... This would be the best use of it IMO
    05-05-2017 04:17 PM
  11. -Myk-'s Avatar
    no I don't
    05-05-2017 04:48 PM
  12. zipro's Avatar
    It's completely superfluous next to Google Assistant and should have never been released in the first place. Samsung had better use their resources to push out timely updates rather than coming up with inferior clones of software that's already there.
    05-05-2017 11:31 PM
  13. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I clicked on it when I first got the phone to see what it was about, but I don't use it. I also don't hate it and I've never accidentally hit the button so that being there doesn't bother me.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-06-2017 07:39 AM
  14. ConceptVBS's Avatar
    Yes, it will be voice enabled without touching anything. It will wake from the screen turned off.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-06-2017 12:18 PM
  15. ConceptVBS's Avatar
    It's completely superfluous next to Google Assistant and should have never been released in the first place. Samsung had better use their resources to push out timely updates rather than coming up with inferior clones of software that's already there.
    You obviously have no clue what Bixby is. You're only hypothesizing what it is.

    Bixby and Google's Assistant is philosphically and technically different.
    Bixby is a voice enabled user interface that attempts to replace touch interface.
    It will do things locally on your phone that no other voice enabled agents can. For example, simply saying the word "Change my language setting to French" will do just that. In contract, using touch, it requires a tour of the setting menu, digging deeply through the language menu tree to find the French language item and enable it. That requires multiple steps. This is especially helpful for those who dont know the menu tree system of Android. Using a voice interface will save time and hassle to enable such features.

    Over time, the capabilities of Bixby will grow as it will integrate with thirdparty apps. When that happens, you can say things like, "Open Facebook and like the first post made by my best friend (Tom) and send him the picture that I took last Wednesday with him. Also, set up a reminder to give him a call when I get home". All of that in one sentence. Seriously. Google's Assitant cant do that nor any other voice agent cant do that.


    To give you some ideas, here are some videos showing its capabilities:
    05-06-2017 12:26 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    You obviously have no clue what Bixby is. You're only hypothesizing what it is.

    Bixby and Google's Assistant is philosphically and technically different.
    Bixby is a voice enabled user interface that attempts to replace touch interface.
    It will do things locally on your phone that no other voice enabled agents can. For example, simply saying the word "Change my language setting to French" will do just that. In contract, using touch, it requires a tour of the setting menu, digging deeply through the language menu tree to find the French language item and enable it. That requires multiple steps. This is especially helpful for those who dont know the menu tree system of Android. Using a voice interface will save time and hassle to enable such features.

    Over time, the capabilities of Bixby will grow as it will integrate with thirdparty apps. When that happens, you can say things like, "Open Facebook and like the first post made by my best friend (Tom) and send him the picture that I took last Wednesday with him. Also, set up a reminder to give him a call when I get home". All of that in one sentence. Seriously. Google's Assitant cant do that nor any other voice agent cant do that.


    To give you some ideas, here are some videos showing its capabilities:
    I'll believe it when I see it :P.
    05-06-2017 01:11 PM
  17. PJRed2008's Avatar
    You're only hypothesizing what it is.
    And, no offense, but that is exactly what you're doing. Bixby may or may not turn into the be-all and end-all of voice control, but for now your post brings to mind Scotty standing with an original Mac mouse in his hand saying "Computer. Computer?".

    For now its a start, but I think a dedicated button for it now is premature.
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    05-06-2017 01:26 PM
  18. zipro's Avatar
    You obviously have no clue what Bixby is. You're only hypothesizing what it is.

    Bixby and Google's Assistant is philosphically and technically different.
    Bixby is a voice enabled user interface that attempts to replace touch interface.
    It will do things locally on your phone that no other voice enabled agents can. For example, simply saying the word "Change my language setting to French" will do just that. In contract, using touch, it requires a tour of the setting menu, digging deeply through the language menu tree to find the French language item and enable it. That requires multiple steps. This is especially helpful for those who dont know the menu tree system of Android. Using a voice interface will save time and hassle to enable such features.

    Over time, the capabilities of Bixby will grow as it will integrate with thirdparty apps. When that happens, you can say things like, "Open Facebook and like the first post made by my best friend (Tom) and send him the picture that I took last Wednesday with him. Also, set up a reminder to give him a call when I get home". All of that in one sentence. Seriously. Google's Assitant cant do that nor any other voice agent cant do that.


    To give you some ideas, here are some videos showing its capabilities:
    And right now it does diddly squat.
    05-07-2017 01:27 AM
  19. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Bixby has potential but right now it seems redundant and useless. I already use apps to remind me and Google Now for other things.

    That said, the interface and the integration of Bixby looks very nice in S8. Hopefully it will get better with future updates.
    05-07-2017 01:47 AM
  20. digitalbreak's Avatar
    You obviously have no clue what Bixby is. You're only hypothesizing what it is.

    Bixby and Google's Assistant is philosphically and technically different.
    Bixby is a voice enabled user interface that attempts to replace touch interface.
    It will do things locally on your phone that no other voice enabled agents can. For example, simply saying the word "Change my language setting to French" will do just that. In contract, using touch, it requires a tour of the setting menu, digging deeply through the language menu tree to find the French language item and enable it. That requires multiple steps. This is especially helpful for those who dont know the menu tree system of Android. Using a voice interface will save time and hassle to enable such features.

    Over time, the capabilities of Bixby will grow as it will integrate with thirdparty apps. When that happens, you can say things like, "Open Facebook and like the first post made by my best friend (Tom) and send him the picture that I took last Wednesday with him. Also, set up a reminder to give him a call when I get home". All of that in one sentence. Seriously. Google's Assitant cant do that nor any other voice agent cant do that.


    To give you some ideas, here are some videos showing its capabilities:
    This is exactly the problem. Nobody knows what Bixby is and it is a big problem. I don't think Samsung has completed rolling Bixby entirely yet. Once it is rolled out completely we may come to like it. Until then it has no use.
    05-07-2017 01:51 AM
  21. NeoTreo's Avatar
    Don't use it, don't want to see it and deleted all the cards.
    05-07-2017 09:09 PM
  22. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Package Disabler Pro is good and works
    No as soon as a disable or remap fix comes back out for it I'll use it.
    05-08-2017 07:04 AM
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