Update 7/19/17: Bixby Voice is rolling out to all U.S. Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. See Setting up Bixby Voice below for how to download and install it.
It’s been a long time coming, but Bixby has finally found its voice. Samsung has begun pushing out the final piece of its AI package, Bixby Voice, to all Galaxy S8 phones in the U.S. Before long, millions of people will be saying, “Hi Bixby” to summon the new assistant.
But while we might not need another AI assistant on our phones, Bixby is actually a pretty good companion to Google Assistant. It’s a little slow on the trigger at times, but I was impressed with how well it was able to understand me. And Bixby isn’t a clone of Google Assistant or Sir eitheri. Samsung’s AI is more servant than smartie pants, carrying out phone tasks that would normally require numerous steps. Here's everything you need to know to get started: