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Bixby assistant in Samsung Galaxy S8 may be used in all pre-installed apps

A new report claims that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will be using the new Bixby voice assistant for nearly all of its pre-installed apps.

Published onDecember 27, 2016

The rumor mill for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 continues to churn out new stories on Samsung’s upcoming flagship. The latest such report claims that the next flagship smartphone from Samsung will be using its new Bixby voice assistant for nearly all of its pre-installed apps.

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You may remember that Samsung acquired the AI company Viv Labs a few months ago, and later the company admitted it would be adding a new AI assistant to the Galaxy S8. Today’s report from SamMobile claims that the new Bixby assistant, powered by the AI tech developed by Viv, will likely replace the current S Voice app in the Galaxy S8.

The story says that Bixby could be used by owners of the phone to, for example, ask for specific pictures and videos in Samsung’s own Gallery app. The report also claims, via their unnamed sources, that most of Galaxy S8’s native apps will get a user interface revamp that will make them all look similar. It adds that the phone’s status bar will always be visible on the phone.

Of course, none of this has been officially confirmed by Samsung, so take this report with an appropriate grain of salt. The latest rumors claim that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be officially revealed sometime in April, which means it could miss the normal announcement time frame for the 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show in late February.

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