I'm considering getting a new Samsung phone.
It's got "BIXBY" on it. It almost sounds like iPhone Siri, but I know little about it and I've not seen a lot written about it.
Can someone discuss the Bixby's capabilities compared to Google Assistant and how BIXBY compares to Siri?
Thanks in advance
Depends on intended use, I'm not familiar with Bixby but I can make a suggestion based on my experience with both Siri and Google Assistant.
I own a pair of Google Home devices that work in conjunction with Google Assistant, in my iOS tablet and my wife iPOD we have Siri and Google Assistant, there is no comparison when it comes to those two, IMO there is not a smart device or App that can match the in-depth of Googles Knowledge base, including Amazon Alexa.
We mainly use the Google Assistant to give commands to the Google Home devices when we are not withing normal speaking range to activate lights, music, videos, TVs etc
So tell me what is that you want to use it for and I can give you a better recommendation.
I don't know about now, but it used to be when using an iPhone with Siri, you could use a headset, push the middle button in the headset to awaken Siri and then issue voice commands to do things like send a text, call someone, and other things. When one pushes the middle button in the headset for the iPhone to awaken Siri, causes Siri to not run all the time chewing up one's battery. So it becomes active only after it's awakened.
So far, on Android phones, I've not found any way to do similar things. If I want to try to use Android Assistant on an Android phone, it seems you have to actually touch the phone to awaken Android Assistant then say "Ok Google". So far I've not found any way to touch a button on a headset to awaken the Android Assistant in a similar way that Siri can be awakened via the button on a headset.
As for Bixby, I've no idea how it works, what it's capabilities are, or anything else about it. Further, there doesn't seem to be much information about Bixby or it's capabilities.
The Google home devices that are powered by home power for the Echo can afford to be awake all the time listening for your audio voice prompt to awaken it, and subsequently give voice commands. With Google Assistant on a cell phone, it seems there's no other way to awaken it unless the phone is physically touched which doesn't seem very practical nor useful.
So I'm trying to determine if Bixby is easier to use than Google Assistant and if it might behave more like Siri.
I'll admit I'm just starting to explore Google Assistant on an Android phone so I may not understand everything yet.
It totally amazes me why people buy these things that sit in your home and wait for your command.
Of course you do realize that that is a way BIG BROTHER can spy on you 24/7 on anything that goes on in your home. Yes, even when you're boinking the missus!
Went from Icrap to Galaxy note series and never looked back. I love the s-pen. Bixby is just Samsungs answer to Siri.
That is why I wear my tin foil hat while making bacon with the missus
Note: As long as you are not a member of a radical group you should be OK or You can always whisper your State Secrets or plots
it seems there's no other way to awaken it unless the phone is physically touched which doesn't seem very practical nor useful.
I believe Google Assistant works like SIRI on Apple Phone on some Android phones in the Pixel family
The problem with Bixby is that it was released half-baked and has to compete with the Google Assistant, which is also available on the Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8. The only advantage of Bixby is the ability to control device functions via voice. In all other respects, Google Assistant is far better. It may be best to disable the Bixby button if you get one of Samsung's devices.
I'll try to disable the bixby buton... we'll see how that works out
In the Play Store are apps that can set the Bixby button to call the Google Assistant instead. I'm not sure that works if the Bixby button is disabled however. I do believe Touchwiz has gesture support in it, so if you don't install a custom launcher like Nova you can still set the Google feed to appear with a swipe on the screen.
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