Samsung refuses to abandon its Bixby digital assistant and let it be on its phones, even though it’s barely used. For the most part, Google Assistant, which is of course available on Samsung’s handsets, has more capabilities than Samsung’s Bixby. The manufacturer has long since given up on Bixby becoming a legitimate challenger to the three major assistants, namely Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa.
This update brings Bixby to version 18.104.22.168 and allows a user to verbally accept an incoming phone call by saying “accept call” without having to initiate the command with the
“Hello Bixby” wake phrase. In other words, once your Samsung handset starts to ring, you can say “accept call” to answer the phone without touching it.
Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant gets an update
The same goes for an alarm you set on your Samsung phone. Instead of ‘Hi Bixby. Having to say “Stop the alarm” will turn it off by simply saying “Stop the alarm” without using the wake-up phrase. At the moment, this feature is available on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The update is also being prepared for release on other Samsung phones, although Sammy hasn’t said so yet. which models will receive it.
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The Bixby update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements for the digital assistant, Bixby Dictation, and Bixby Wakeup. All these updates can be installed via the Galaxy Store.