You probably know that Samsung phones come with a truckload of features. Sometimes they’re duplicates of what Google already bundles with every Android phone (like Bixby on the Galaxy S8), but that doesn’t mean they’re all useless. Below are some of the great features that anyone who has a Samsung Android smartphone ought to try. Show More Summary
2017 seems to be the year of the virtual reality and virtual assistants. Truth be told, there is indeed a tight competition between the virtual assistants available out there on various devices and from different companies. To the old rivalry between the Apple Siri and the Google Assistant we now see Samsung entering the game with their new Bixby. Show More Summary
Some owners of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus state they have had mixed success in getting the Bixby button to work, but there's might be a simple answer.
Samsung's new assistant software, Bixby, has its own physical button on the Galaxy S8. But for those who don't want to use Bixby, there's a workaround to customize what the button does.
Whether it's Google Assistant, Siri, or Samsung's Bixby, we want to know - how often do you use your phone's voice assistant?
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be remapped with a little help from this app.
For as much praise as the Galaxy S8 has received from critics, there is one feature that hasn't received many compliments: Bixby, Samsung's (unnecessary) answer/companion to Google Assistant. As our own Zach Epstein noted in his review,...Show More Summary
Samsung Bixby is already missing features at launch, but it’s even worse for Verizon users. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are both missing the feature that allows you to identify products using [...]
After Samsung killed the original Bixby remap method, developers have been busy trying to figure out another work-around for your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Over the weekend, a bunch of apps surfaced that were indeed a work-around, though we’re not sure we would put a full recommendation behind any. Show More Summary
2017 is shaping up to be the year of the virtual assistance, so here's how the big three - Bixby, Siri, and Google Assistant - compare.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone’s new digital assistant, doesn’t yet have one if its key features—voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn’t be so obvious if only Samsung hadn’t included a new button on the… Read more...
Over the weekend, Verizon owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ may have noticed another important feature missing from Bixby – the ability to shop on Amazon via Bixby Vision. Typically with Bixby Vision, a user is able to snap a photo...Show More Summary
Verizon Galaxy S8 customers who were hoping to get the most out of Bixby will have a pretty rough go at it.
A new app sitting at Google Play called BixRemap is the Bixby-free remedy some folks have been praying for.
While the initial batch of reviews widely praised Samsung and the brand-new Galaxy S8 for its gorgeous design and silky smooth performance, one complaint tech aficionados across the board shared was the inability to freely remap the dedicated Bixby button to launch other apps and features. Show More Summary
Samsung already gave a heads-up that Bixby wouldn't be complete when the Galaxy S8 launched, but Verizon customers will have to make do with less than most... for a while, anyway. The American carrier has confirmed to CNET that its version of the S8 doesn't currently let you use Bixby Vision to find products on Amazon just by pointing your camera. Show More Summary
If Bixby isn't your thing, here's how to replace it with Google Now. The Galaxy S8 has been mostly well received by everyone. Blogger and users who have scored their phones already are saying really good things, and even the naysayers are impressed with the hardware. Show More Summary
A new way to remap the Bixby button to Google Assistant on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been found.
The Verizon versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cannot currently use the Amazon shopping feature in the Bixby digital assistant.