27 February 2018
Introduced last year, the Bixby, Samsung’s voice-assistant hasn’t yet received any major upgrade. However, while at its developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung did promise that Bixby 2.0 will bring an effortless and natural communication and better predict the user needs. The company didn’t really reveal how ‘effortless’ it’s going to be but a tipster seems to have confirmed how Bixby will attain the ‘naturality.’
According to the tipster @Universelce, with the Bixby 2.0, users will talk to the voice-assistant continuously, instead of saying this hotword every time.
Bixby 2.0：you can talk to Galaxy continuously, instead of saying it every time: Hi Bixby!— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) January 29, 2018
Currently, the users ask any query by invoking the Bixby first but with the coming version, you won’t need to call its name everytime you’re asking it something. For instance, currently, you ask, “Hi Bixby!” followed by the command and you say the hotword again for a new query. Now, with the Bixby 2.0, you may need to invoke it for the first time only and the rest of the commands will be taken in a more natural fashion like we normally do the communication.
While announcing the Bixby 2.0, Samsung did say that it will transform the basic digital assistants into an intelligent tool and it’s going to feature enhanced natural language capabilities.
With the help of this naturality, the users may not need to tap on the on-screen button, this is helpful in situations where they can’t hold the phone in their hands.
We are yet to know when Samsung will release the Bixby 2.0 and tells us about its features. However, its imminent release could go in line with the much-rumored Galaxy S9.