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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. The_Chief

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    There are videos out there on YouTube that compare Bixby to Google Assistant and Siri... and Bixby wins!

    That surprised me: but apparently Bixby is really good at understanding, and executing, complex commands. You can also set up voice shortcuts to make a number of things happen - sort of like IFTTT with voice.

    Here's a link to the official Bixby page. I'm actually looking forward to trying it out!

    http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/bixby/
     


  2. The_Chief

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  3. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    I'm not comfortable talking to my phone but I have Bixby on my S8 and it does allow you to automate complex commands. There are some good Bixby tips and tricks videos on YouTube and I think Sakitech has some of the best.
     
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  4. The_Chief

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    I talk to gadgets all day... of course, with this Note 5 I'm usually yelling unpleasant things at it
    😛
     
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  5. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    I'm not sure that 😛 is code for an emoji, Chief, it may be one of the unpleasant things you yell at your Note 5.;)
     
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  6. no one

    no one Android Expert

    I absolutely hate bixby. It is absolutely worthless. Samsung should be ashamed of themselves for producing such utter trash.
     
  7. Unforgiven

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    Thread moved back to the Note 8 channel... :)
     
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  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Bixby can't understand Mandarin... But Siri, Google and Cortana can though.
    Sorry Samsung you fail.
     
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  9. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast

    I set Bixby up when I got the phone on Tues, and did the voice tutorials, etc. but haven't used it yet until this morning. I said "Hi Bixby, call so&so's mobile phone."
    While Bixby did indeed wake up the phone, and show the Bixby screen, it did not make the phone call, or even seem to acknowledge I even made a command. So I exited the app and from the home screen, I pressed the Bixby button and said "Call so&so's mobile phone" and it did it within like 3 seconds.

    I've never really used any VA's before, so I'll see how much patience I will have while trying this out.

    Funny, when it comes to anything related to electronics and technology, my mom can barely operate a light switch, but she's been doing the "OK Google" thing for the past 2 years, and she makes ME look primitive.
     
  10. lim060911

    lim060911 Newbie


    Try korean lol


    Bixby is good because it learns how you talk as you use it more
     
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  11. The_Chief

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    We have a European deep fryer with the controls in Celsius and not Fahrenheit. The Darling Bride and I were talking about what to cook and at what temperature, so I asked Bixby what 280 degrees is in Celsius. She could have told me, maybe, but instead opened a calculator/conversion thing that allows users to convert just about anything to anything. I selected F- C and got my answer. For several questions. Bixby has failed me a couple of times... but as TrueFangz said: it's early in our relationship and we're still learning each other. I'm optimistic!
     
  12. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Bixby is always popping up with a screen full of uselss information it found on the web when I am actually talking to my dog now. I just say "Bixby go to sleep" and my phone shuts off. Kinda funny.
     
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  13. marctronixx

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    yeah there was a youtube guy i was watching about the 25+ tips on sammy note8. at one point he said "bixby lock screen" and this phone did just that.. ;) then he said unlock and it did just that. :p
     
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  14. kokiangel

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    I also like that I can change the voice on it. Bixby is so not a female name to me. I chose "John" and that works much better. Now if I could just get the rest of the text to speech to do the same I'd be in business!
     
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  15. mikedt

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    Bixby to me is a dog's name, I imagine like a small terrier or something, which is faithful and obedient.
     
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  16. mikedt

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    The Note8 is in China very soon, so they better have the Bixby button understanding the language here. :D
     
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  17. The_Chief

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    I know, I told Samsung what I thought about the name. Apparently they really, really liked the name Bixby.




    It is nice, though. I was exhausted last night, and fell into bed without setting my phone to silent.


    'Hi Bixby, set Do Not Disturb.' And Bixby did, no problem.




    ZZZZZZZZZ
     
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  18. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast

    I went to bed last night at 11pm. I woke up this morning at 7am, with a message on my screen from Bixby saying it looks like I went to sleep at 4:35am, and asked if I would like to set up a to do list before bed. What tha...
     
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  19. marctronixx

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    Yeah ahaha i got the same alert this morning... :)

    One was when about me going to sleep and the other as "so i see you wake up at..." :)
     
  20. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    I think Bixby is jealous of my dog. I was brushing her last night and telling her how good she was being while I got tangles out and Bixby kept popping up saying crazy things like it found where I could get tango lessons nearby?
     
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  21. The_Chief

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    Tango lessons? Koki, I didn't know you danced!

    :D

    Uh, my Bixby has so far behaved. She hasn't said anything about my sleep schedule, or I need to walk more, or use too many squares of toilet paper at one time, or...
     
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  22. TrueFangz

    TrueFangz Android Enthusiast

    I can honestly say I actually laughed out loud at that one Chief!
     
  23. justandra

    justandra Lurker

    I like Bixby but it has a habit of turning on by itself when I'm listening to podcast or other things.
     
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  24. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Yep. I'm forever telling it that I was not talking to it! Especially when I have the music player on and it tries to talk to whatever is playing.
     
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  25. mikedt

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    Quite frankly that sounds like something Samsung needs to fix ASAP. Very bad of Bixby to try and talk to your Mongolian gangsta rap or something. :D
     
    #25 mikedt, Sep 13, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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