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  1. ClintRo's Avatar
    Voice is on the closed beta only right now... I don't think they will soft launch it. You will know it when it launches.
    07-18-2017 06:43 AM
  2. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Exactly! As I said before, you have to create a relationship with Bixby. She learns and adapt over time. Problem with some is - no patience or expect Bixby to be perfect right out of the get-go.
    Or we dont want to teach our smartphone to be smart...
    07-18-2017 06:58 AM
  3. munnarg's Avatar
    Or we dont want to teach our smartphone to be smart...
    Well every time you use Google Assistant you're making that smarter, so what's the difference?
    07-18-2017 07:09 AM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Well every time you use Google Assistant you're making that smarter, so what's the difference?
    Google assistant doesnt have a button on the side of my phone that causes unnecessary wakeups and interruptions when using my phone. It also wasnt a selling point of a phone that after 3 months hasnt been released. Google assistant works with Android Auto and google home which is about the only time any of these "assistants" are actually useful. Bixby works with?

    Im sorry but Im not going to stand somewhere and "Talk" to my phone to turn my brightness up when I can just swipe and slide a bar where I want it. Or say "Hey Bixby, turn on bluetooth" when I can swipe down and push a toggle.
    07-18-2017 07:18 AM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Google assistant doesnt have a button on the side of my phone that causes unnecessary wakeups and interruptions when using my phone. It also wasnt a selling point of a phone that after 3 months hasnt been released. Google assistant works with Android Auto and google home which is about the only time any of these "assistants" are actually useful. Bixby works with?

    Im sorry but Im not going to stand somewhere and "Talk" to my phone to turn my brightness up when I can just swipe and slide a bar where I want it. Or say "Hey Bixby, turn on bluetooth" when I can swipe down and push a toggle.
    That's the beauty of it. You don't have to use it if you don't want but it's there for those of us who do. Google wasnt great when it came out either but now ppl swear by it. Bixby could be even better.
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    07-18-2017 09:35 AM
  6. TylerLV76's Avatar
    That's the beauty of it. You don't have to use it if you don't want but it's there for those of us who do. Google wasnt great when it came out either but now ppl swear by it. Bixby could be even better.
    Thats the part I dont understand. How can Bixby be better? Google isnt going to allow it to work with Android Auto, you'll have to buy a Smartthings hub to get it to work with smart home devices which will still require Google Home or the need to buy a Bixby speaker when it releases, Google can already change device settings with assistant, it doesnt even support the Samsung music app which one would think would be one of the first apps to work, you have to rely on Samsung users to build the database vs Google who utilizes all new and many past devices.

    It seems very redundant and not very well thought out. What could Bixby possibly do that Google or Alexa cant or dont already do?

    Not trying to blast Bixby and the people that like it, just trying to understand what could possibly come from Bixby that we dont already have.
    07-18-2017 09:46 AM
  7. GRUNT11B's Avatar
    Well Bixby updated this AM July 18th but still no voice.
    VER 1.9.42.6.I am on ATT if that matters.
    Strange all apps seemed to upgrade but no voice yet.
    I think it's bug fix for us beta users cause my Bixby voice is a little different now.
    07-18-2017 09:57 AM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Or we dont want to teach our smartphone to be smart...
    Irony...lol
    07-18-2017 11:06 AM
  9. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    Thats the part I dont understand. How can Bixby be better? Google isnt going to allow it to work with Android Auto, you'll have to buy a Smartthings hub to get it to work with smart home devices which will still require Google Home or the need to buy a Bixby speaker when it releases, Google can already change device settings with assistant, it doesnt even support the Samsung music app which one would think would be one of the first apps to work, you have to rely on Samsung users to build the database vs Google who utilizes all new and many past devices.

    It seems very redundant and not very well thought out. What could Bixby possibly do that Google or Alexa cant or dont already do?

    Not trying to blast Bixby and the people that like it, just trying to understand what could possibly come from Bixby that we dont already have.
    Put it like this, some people like Ford cars but others may like Infinity, BMW, Cadillac, Toyota, Impala etc. They are all drivable cars. See where I'm going here?
    07-18-2017 11:57 AM
  10. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    Thats the part I dont understand. How can Bixby be better? Google isnt going to allow it to work with Android Auto, you'll have to buy a Smartthings hub to get it to work with smart home devices which will still require Google Home or the need to buy a Bixby speaker when it releases, Google can already change device settings with assistant, it doesnt even support the Samsung music app which one would think would be one of the first apps to work, you have to rely on Samsung users to build the database vs Google who utilizes all new and many past devices.

    It seems very redundant and not very well thought out. What could Bixby possibly do that Google or Alexa cant or dont already do?

    Not trying to blast Bixby and the people that like it, just trying to understand what could possibly come from Bixby that we dont already have.
    Put it like this, some people like Ford cars but others may like Infinity, BMW, Cadillac, Toyota, Impala etc. They are all drivable cars. See where I'm going here?
    07-18-2017 11:58 AM
  11. trido#AC's Avatar
    One thing I want and seems Samsung wont give us is handsfree OK google.Meaning from lock screen.

    My hope bixby today will give me that so I can read and send messages totally handsfree.
    Why didnt Samsung let us do that with Google???
    07-18-2017 12:00 PM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Put it like this, some people like Ford cars but others may like Infinity, BMW, Cadillac, Toyota, Impala etc. They are all drivable cars. See where I'm going here?
    Not really since that doesn't relate to the question at all.
    07-18-2017 12:27 PM
  13. taraji's Avatar
    HOW DO I TURN IT OFF??????!!!

    My phone is on tbe table while I am having conversation and all of sudden it is searching the internet for a snippet of my conversation and asking me if what it found was correct.!! WTF!!!
    07-18-2017 12:55 PM
  14. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    HOW DO I TURN IT OFF??????!!!

    My phone is on tbe table while I am having conversation and all of sudden it is searching the internet for a snippet of my conversation and asking me if what it found was correct.!! WTF!!!
    I'm not sure about this but try deleting your voice setup if you setup Bixby.
    07-18-2017 03:19 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    Bixby just keeps getting better the more I use it. Very impressed!
    I'm enjoying it as well.
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    07-18-2017 03:23 PM
  16. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    Not really since that doesn't relate to the question at all.
    I wasn't trying to answer your question but by your response I think I did. I wasn't trying to be a smartie but I did respond to your comment about the redundancy. I'm not sure why it's so hard for some to understand why Samsung decided to develope their own AI. It's their own innovation although similar to other AI but yet different, on their device that they built.
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    07-18-2017 03:25 PM
  17. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I wasn't trying to answer your question but by your response I think I did. I wasn't trying to be a smartie but I did respond to your comment about the redundancy. I'm not sure why it's so hard for some to understand why Samsung decided to develope their own AI. It's their own innovation although similar to other AI but yet different, on their device that they built.
    How is it different? What can or will it do that Google doesn't already do? People keep saying it can be great. How can it be great? It won't have access to some of the best features of android AI such as Android Auto. I can drive home, and without touching my phone, open my garage, turn on my lights, navigate to a destination, make a call, send a text, check weather, tune into some music. Samsung will never be able to access those features in Android Auto. What else can or will Bixby be able to do that is "innovative"? What can we expect that isn't already available besides a button?

    It's an easy question to answer if you believe what you just said.

    Do you think Samsung can gather anywhere near the amount of data Google can from the few devices they will offer with Bixby vs the thousands of Google devices? Every pc has access to Google, how many will access Bixby? It's a flawed approach that is a couple years too late.
    07-18-2017 03:36 PM
  18. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    How is it different? What can or will it do that Google doesn't already do? People keep saying it can be great. How can it be great? It won't have access to some of the best features of android AI such as Android Auto. I can drive home, and without touching my phone, open my garage, turn on my lights, navigate to a destination, make a call, send a text, check weather, tune into some music. Samsung will never be able to access those features in Android Auto. What else can or will Bixby be able to do that is "innovative"? What can we expect that isn't already available besides a button?

    It's an easy question to answer if you believe what you just said.

    Do you think Samsung can gather anywhere near the amount of data Google can from the few devices they will offer with Bixby vs the thousands of Google devices? Every pc has access to Google, how many will access Bixby? It's a flawed approach that is a couple years too late.
    You don't have to use it lol. Don't worry about the button just learn to not hit it accidently or you could get a phone that doesn't have Bixby.
    07-18-2017 03:49 PM
  19. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    How is it different? What can or will it do that Google doesn't already do? People keep saying it can be great. How can it be great? It won't have access to some of the best features of android AI such as Android Auto. I can drive home, and without touching my phone, open my garage, turn on my lights, navigate to a destination, make a call, send a text, check weather, tune into some music. Samsung will never be able to access those features in Android Auto. What else can or will Bixby be able to do that is "innovative"? What can we expect that isn't already available besides a button?

    It's an easy question to answer if you believe what you just said.

    Do you think Samsung can gather anywhere near the amount of data Google can from the few devices they will offer with Bixby vs the thousands of Google devices? Every pc has access to Google, how many will access Bixby? It's a flawed approach that is a couple years too late.
    You don't have to use it lol. Don't worry about the button just learn to not hit it accidently or you could get a phone that doesn't have Bixby. S8
    07-18-2017 04:01 PM
  20. AdamHLG's Avatar
    What torques my jaw is that Bixby on this phone is one massive beta for the Note 8. And because some of us, me included, missed the beta window, it means we are out. The least Samsung could have done is allow all of us to opt into the beta or opt out, with no window.
    07-18-2017 04:12 PM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You don't have to use it lol. Don't worry about the button just learn to not hit it accidently or you could get a phone that doesn't have Bixby. S8
    I have no problem disabling it. The button wasnt the question though. What will make Bixby great and innovative? You made a pretty substantial statement and Im curious if you have an idea or information to clarify that statement. What is it that people think Bixby is going to do to make it a valuable bit of software vs the current options already available?

    If theres some new function then maybe Ill re-enable it but as of now it seems extremely redundant and unnecessary.
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    07-18-2017 04:24 PM
  22. rhsortho's Avatar
    clearly Bixby will not be a "smart" as Google Assistant in tems of knowledgebase/search, but as a phone assistant it's better than google. i'm probably a niche user but being visually impaired, changing phone settings by voice is a huge help. "turn on auto brightness' when heading outside is handy. even organizing pics in the gallery is simple as saying "move pictures to a specific album". Bixby has learned to use my Samsung music app when saying 'play music", so it appears to be learning. I think Samsung is banking more on their own Bixby/smarthings ecosystem as they implement it in their other electronics and appliances. I think Bixby and google assistant each have their strong points.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    07-18-2017 04:38 PM
  23. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    How is it different? What can or will it do that Google doesn't already do? People keep saying it can be great. How can it be great? It won't have access to some of the best features of android AI such as Android Auto. I can drive home, and without touching my phone, open my garage, turn on my lights, navigate to a destination, make a call, send a text, check weather, tune into some music. Samsung will never be able to access those features in Android Auto. What else can or will Bixby be able to do that is "innovative"? What can we expect that isn't already available besides a button?

    It's an easy question to answer if you believe what you just said.

    Do you think Samsung can gather anywhere near the amount of data Google can from the few devices they will offer with Bixby vs the thousands of Google devices? Every pc has access to Google, how many will access Bixby? It's a flawed approach that is a couple years too late.
    Tell Google to gather all of the pictures you took at the fair last night and send them to your brother. Google can't. Bixby can. That's one example.
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    07-18-2017 05:27 PM
  24. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Tell Google to gather all of the pictures you took at the fair last night and send them to your brother. Google can't. Bixby can. That's one example.
    Thank you, that's the kind of info I'm looking for. Not something I would ever do but definitely useful.
    07-18-2017 05:49 PM
  25. prophelic's Avatar
    I am enjoying Bixby I find it to be very convenient
    07-18-2017 11:06 PM
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