Bixby’s capabilities have been limited to a few tricks but Samsung is now looking to expand it by adding voice-control capability. However, before rolling out to every Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ customer in the US, Samsung is inviting limited users to try out Bixyby’s voice feature.
Bixby aspires to more than a run-of-the-mill virtual assistant. According to Samsung, Bixby is different than other assistants in the market as it is capable of handling difficult tasks across most of the apps that are installed on the phone. For instance:
With one command you can tell Bixby to gather all the photos you took last week into a new album labeled “Vacation,” and then share those photos with your friends. You can ask Bixby to take a selfie and text it to someone, or ask Bixby to send your friends your location, and then later remind you where you parked.