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  1. Aquila's Avatar
    07-26-2017 03:10 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    In my experience I was able to get Bixby to do more BUT he was not as responsive to the call as Siri is. I can NOT recall a time when Siri has not responded to "Hey Siri" Bixby runs about 50%, sometimes I just HAVE to press the button, which I guess is easy enough. HOWEVER Bixby can do more complex operations such as turn on the flashlight (which shouldn't be THAT hard of a task, but Siri just can't manage it). And he can open and app and THEN take an action.
    07-27-2017 08:10 AM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Bixby is so much better than Google Assistant. It can definitely do so much more.
    07-27-2017 09:19 AM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Bixby is so much better than Google Assistant. It can definitely do so much more.
    Such as?
    07-27-2017 09:45 AM
  5. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Who here is using Bixby rather than GA? I decided to go all in instead of trying to use Bixby for certain things and GA for others. I knew I would favor GA because it's familiar.

    I found that Bixby is very capable but a bit clunky. It has to launch apps and can't provide information in its own interface. So getting directions means waiting for Bixby to launch the app find home start routing and then present an ETA. not the end of the world and I'm sure it'll improve. Other things that GA can't do like scrolling, swiping, and turning settings on and off are awesome.

    Thoughts?
    I applaud your courage. For me it doesn't respond to voice commands 50% of the time and 25% of the time the desired app open and closes in a millisecond. And it often opens the wrong app. Maybe I'm not spending enough time with it.
    07-27-2017 09:45 AM
  6. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Resurrected Bixby after disconnecting. Asked to open Android Forums and got "sure thing" and a page on earning Bixby points.
    07-27-2017 09:52 AM
  7. naturalguy's Avatar
    Bixby's voice recognition is not as good as Google's
    pkcable and ABOSWORTH007 like this.
    07-27-2017 02:27 PM
  8. Suntan's Avatar
    Depends what you want it to do. I've never used google assistant, cause I've just never had the desire. But I often want to set 30 minute timers, or set a reminder alarm for 7:30 etc. So I use Bixby a little bit.
    07-27-2017 02:54 PM
  9. pkcable's Avatar
    Bixby is sorta like my ex, she never listened to me either UNLESS I pushed her buttons! THEN she would respond!
    ABOSWORTH007 likes this.
    07-27-2017 03:01 PM
  10. rhsortho's Avatar
    The best thing about Bixby vs google assistant for me is, Bixby can wake up and take action from the always-on display screen. an example, when there are notifications on the always on display Bixby can read (or show) them, then clear them. google assistant "cannot even see your notifications" so she says. Bixby can clear memory, optimize phone, all while sitting on the dest without touching the device. I also find "turn on wifi calling" handy. google assistants gives me a "here is information from apple support" response. uh okayyy(?)
    Bixby shines when it omes to phone-specific items that google just cant do. and google assstant at knowledgebase the Bixby cant do. yet, anyway
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    07-27-2017 06:14 PM
  11. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Theres so many of these threads already.
    I don't understand why this bothers you. It's a new feature. It's not like this forum is so busy that we can't have a few threads discussing different things about Bixby.

    Anyway, I don't agree that Bixby is better than OK Google. It can do a few things with the settings and certain apps that GA can't really do but GA is better for other things like web searches, game scores, etc.. Bixby is so sloooooowwwww too. I find GA much quicker. I've already gotten annoyed with Bixby and have gone back to GA.
    07-28-2017 07:51 AM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I don't understand why this bothers you.
    That was answered on page 1.
    07-28-2017 07:58 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    As indicated on the first page, anything that people feel needs moderator review can be sent to their attention by hitting the "report" button. The community rules and guidelines do state that members should be searching for existing threads to add to rather than creating new threads.
    07-28-2017 08:30 AM
  14. Diamonddawg31's Avatar
    I am torn on which one to use...I have tried this Bixby but it doesn't seem to work like when I had Google now, but looks like they got rid of Google now....how do I get it back? Or is Bixby actually better?
    07-31-2017 09:16 PM
  15. Sdot312's Avatar
    Why not both?

    Edit: I use both. Bixby for controlling the phone ( turn on wifi, open the gallery, turn on performance mode)
    Google now for opening most apps ( Open Spotify and play Ed Sheeran, whats the weather like today?, wheres the closest gas station?)
    indysteve9 likes this.
    07-31-2017 09:21 PM
  16. Diamonddawg31's Avatar
    I guess your right...I liked with my old phones when Google now had the cards...it would save all the places you go to everyday, like work and home....I guess I have to get used to Bixby
    07-31-2017 09:23 PM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Google Now is still available. But yeah, you can use both. That's what I do
    indysteve9 likes this.
    07-31-2017 09:23 PM
  18. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Google Now and Bixby, though they might be similar, Bixby can be used to do anything and everything in the phone.

    For example, I am hands free while driving, so I now jsut say:


    "Hi Bixby, show me my notifications" and then, "Hi Bixby, expand the first notification'. - that is cool!
    T48 likes this.
    07-31-2017 09:42 PM
  19. Diamonddawg31's Avatar
    Yea I noticed that..... the only thing is I use a third party messaging app and that only works with the stock messaging app...I tried, but with Google, I just say "ok Google" and text who ever and it does it with whatever texting app for using....but your right Bixby is synced up to everything in your phone
    07-31-2017 09:57 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Google Assistant would be my choice... Not Google now :P.
    07-31-2017 10:05 PM
  21. Diamonddawg31's Avatar
    Hmmm will have to try it....is that in the play store?
    07-31-2017 10:06 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hmmm will have to try it....is that in the play store?
    I was just messing with you. Google Now is what it used to be called. It is Google Assistant now. So basically Assistant versus Bixby.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-31-2017 10:10 PM
  23. T48's Avatar
    Yea I noticed that..... the only thing is I use a third party messaging app and that only works with the stock messaging app...I tried, but with Google, I just say "ok Google" and text who ever and it does it with whatever texting app for using....but your right Bixby is synced up to everything in your phone
    You should be able to ask Bixby to open the specific third party text app & then text what ever you want.

    Also have found that the way commands are stated matters.
    For example if you ask Bixby to flip a coin, it will pull up web results.
    OK Google will flip the coin & tell you heads or tails.
    If you change the wording to "heads or tails", both will tell you the results.

    Each AI is unique & can be of benefit. It is just learning how they specifically work.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    08-01-2017 09:21 AM
  24. Diamonddawg31's Avatar
    Yea like when I ask Bixby how long will it take me to work, it will give me web sites, and when I did it with Google it gives me maps and tells me how long it will take me to get there....unless I am saying it wrong with Bixby?
    08-01-2017 09:31 AM
  25. lingenfr's Avatar
    Which Bixby are you talking about? I saw two Bixby Assistants and both have horrible ratings.
    08-01-2017 10:05 AM
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