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Tech Times | Bixby will compete with Google Assistant

Published:Monday | April 3, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Bixby is an intelligent interface that will help users get more out of their phone. With the new Samsung S8 and S8 Plus, both come with a designated Bixby button. This will also allow users to conveniently access Bixby and navigate through services and apps with simple voice, touch, vision and text commands.

At launch, Bixby's Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features, including camera, contacts, gallery, messages and settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future. Contextual awareness capabilities enable Bixby to offer personalised help based on what it continues to learn about the user's interests, situation and location.

Users can also shop, search for images and get details about nearby places with Bixby's image-recognition technology. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, it will connect across devices, apps and services as a ubiquitous interface, and open up new experiences and scenarios with the hope of simplifying life.