Bixby 2.0 may eliminate the need to say ‘Hi Bixby’ for every command

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Samsung introduced its personal digital assistant Bixby last year with the Galaxy S8. The voice assistant is yet to receive a major update but as our reviews have shown, it holds a lot of promise for software that’s only in its first iteration.

Samsung introduced Bixby 2.0 three months ago at its developer conference in San Francisco, it said that this will be a “bold reinvention” of the Bixby platform. A new report out of China suggests that Bixby 2.0 will power effortless communication with Galaxy smartphones, enabling users to give one command after the other without having to say the “Hi Bixby” hotword every single time.

Bixby 2.0 may enable effortless communication with Galaxy smartphones

Say you want to ask Bixby what’s the time right now in London. You say Hi Bixby and then follow it up with the relevant voice command. Now you want to ask what’s the weather like there but right now you have to say the hotword again.

A China-based source who has been right on multiple accounts in the past claims that Bixby 2.0 will let users talk to the assistant continuously. This means that they may only have to say Hi Bixby once and will be able to effortlessly give follow-up voice commands to the assistant.

Samsung did say that Bixby 2.0 is going to transform basic digital assistants into an intelligence tool and that it’s going to feature enhanced natural language capabilities. Allowing users to constantly speak to the assistant without requiring the hotword every single time or a tap on the on-screen Bixby button is really going to make life easier for them, particularly in situations where they can’t hold the phone in their hands.

Unfortunately, Samsung is yet to reveal when Bixby 2.0 is going to be released. Today’s report doesn’t mention anything about availability as well. We’ve heard nothing so far to suggest that Samsung might introduce Bixby 2.0 with the Galaxy S9 even though it would make perfect sense for the company to do so.

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superchelsea
3 months 25 days ago
superchelsea

Just got the update today. No idea what’s new though. Can’t find any release notes anywhere.

MWTeddy10
3 months 26 days ago
MWTeddy10
Bixby got advertised while the S8 and + got introduced. This is now a year ago. So far, three languages made it to the phone. Now, they improve functionalities, even if you can’t really use it. I don’t really want to complain but, Samsungs politics to let customers know when the phone will work like expected is pretty poor. I am a Samsung fan but, to see such an expensive phone with not working of all announced features is a bit funny. And with the speed of releasing new phones I doubt, it will ever get Bixby propprely running on… Read more »
n900mixalot
3 months 26 days ago
n900mixalot

I’m really enjoying Bixby, but they need to fix the way we can correct Bixby’s understanding of what we are saying. Right now we can only choose one word to correct instead of being able to select multiple words in order to replace them with what we actually said.

Also, they really need to work on language support and accent issues.

Osensnolf
3 months 27 days ago
Osensnolf

I really want Bixby to work well, but it isn’t that great. My wife’s iPhone always answers faster and more accurate than Bixby with the same voice command. Ask Bixby to read you a story. Even when she is reading a story, she doesn’t know to pause after a comma and period and some words are said incorrectly.

punitverma2010
3 months 27 days ago
punitverma2010

We Want bixby in mid range phones. Is this going to happen?

popetillox
3 months 27 days ago
popetillox

Will Bixby speak more than TWO legguajes ?…What about spanish after one year?

Vicky455
3 months 27 days ago
Vicky455

Does S7 will get bixby??

o0MHJ0o
3 months 27 days ago
o0MHJ0o

of course not, Bixby is integrated into the system and is one of the reasons it stands apart from the S7s

o0MHJ0o
3 months 27 days ago
o0MHJ0o

This is really needed. What I find funny on commercials right now for both siri and Google assistant is that they completely ignore the fact you have to say the hotword for everything you say! which is not as seamless as they make it out to be – “sequence shortened” is written at the bottom instead. Really hope this is true for Bixby 2.0

Adnan F.
3 months 27 days ago
Adnan F.

I know, right! This will give Bixby a big leg up on the competition.

o0MHJ0o
3 months 27 days ago
o0MHJ0o

“hi Bixby” to start
And “thanks Bixby” to end. Maybe?

Adnan F.
3 months 27 days ago
Adnan F.

Yeah, that will give a more natural conversational feel to it all.

61530041
3 months 27 days ago
61530041

The s8+ will be updated to bixby 2.0?

Muhammad Saad Ashfaq
3 months 27 days ago
Muhammad Saad Ashfaq

Offcourse

antonmassoud
3 months 27 days ago
antonmassoud

Yes ofc, it’s an app so you will definitely get 2.0 update via Galaxy Store

Adnan F.
3 months 27 days ago
Adnan F.

No reason why not.

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