Samsung keeps up its mission to add Bixby into everything it makes

CNET | 2/20/2019 | Ben Fox Rubin
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If Samsung's Bixby voice assistant was supposed to be dead on arrival, someone forgot to tell Samsung.

Bixby wasn't close to being the main course at Samsung's Unpacked press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, where the Korean tech titan unveiled a new foldable phone and its latest lineup of Galaxy S10 phones. But the company managed to weave its digital assistant into just about every new device it showed off.

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The company said its new S10 and Galaxy Fold phones will include Bixby Routines, which predicts your needs during certain times of the day and provides personalized recommendations based on your patterns. Pre-set routines will include Driving and Before Bed to help cut down on taps and swipes on your phone. With its newer iOS operating systems, Apple has also worked to make its phones better at predicting users' needs and routines.

Samsung also unveiled wireless earbuds called Galaxy Buds, which connect to Bixby on your Samsung phone, letting you use your voice to make calls, send texts and check battery life from your Buds. The new Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch also works with Bixby. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, which was announced last week, is the first tablet to support Bixby.

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Additionally, Samsung said Wednesday that Bixby now offers four new languages worldwide: British English, German, Italian and Spanish – join existing languages of US English, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. Plans to include the new languages were first announced in November.

Since launching the Bixby voice assistant about a year ago, Samsung has been talking up a big game about it. The company describes Bixby as central to its work to bring artificial intelligence to its devices, and it's been scrambling to add Bixby into its phones, fridges and TVs. For its next steps, Samsung...
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