Category Archives: smart assistant

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is finally coming to the U.S. — but only as a preview

 Samsung’s much-touted, but mostly absent, smart assistant continues to amble its way to the U.S. After a big false start during the Galaxy S8’s launch, Bixby Voice is finally making its stateside debut. At least kind of, sort of. The company is positioning this is a “sneak peak” for the feature that was initially planned to debut on its new flagship phones. Starting… Read More

Smart assistants are the new Android skins, everyone is building one and most are still pretty useless

 In the early days of Android, skins were the norm. Manufacturers looked to set themselves apart from countless competitors with custom design languages at proprietary apps, to the point where many actually slowed down and hurt the experience in the process. The tide has, thankfully, turned on that front. While a full-vanilla Android experience isn’t always the norm, many learned the… Read More