Today, voice functions of the unique assistant called Bixby and pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/A/A+/Note8 smartphones are available not only in Asia, Europe, Africa, but also in the CIS. According to the developers, the Bixby system brings user interaction with mobile gadgets to an utterly new level. In fact, it will replace touch control completely. The assistant can select any menu item upon user’s request and open the desired image in the Gallery. These are not all the functions that Bixby performs. The peculiarities of work with this assistant will be described later in details.
Simplicity to use Bixby
A separate button is used to call the voice assistant. It can be said with confidence that this feature makes the option more accessible. After tapping the button, the main screen of the voice program opens, where various tips and other useful information will be displayed. For example, there will be notifications about the actions of subscribers, friends from social networks, world news etc. The arrangement of these blocks on the screen will change constantly. Their arrangement depends on the fact what kind of information is the most important one at the moment. However, it is likely that manufacturers will decide not to use this button in future models.
The assistant will be activated after a voice command or a special gesture. When the manufacturer realizes that his application works perfectly without any failure, he will provide an opportunity to use it on other Samsung smartphones. In the near future it is planned to supply the assistant with firmware upgrade. Despite the fact that the Bixby assistant is to be improved in the future, today the assistant can boast about such positive features:
The application through the touch interface helps to perform voice control of the numerous functions available for the traditional mode of operation.
Understanding everything that happens
Any user can call Bixby while any application is running. In this case, the assistant will “understand” how the application is used in a particular case. It could be possible to continue necessary actions immediately after the activation of Bixby.
Recognition of incomplete commands
The assistant copes with the implementation of incomplete commands perfectly. Bixby performs the voiced tasks first and only then redetermines necessary information. Thus, users do not have to keep in mind the exact pronunciation of requests constantly. It significantly simplifies device control.