A Bixby update makes it easier and faster to answer some Samsung Galaxy phones on speakerphone

A Bixby update makes it easier and faster to answer some Samsung Galaxy phones on speakerphone

The bottom line is that Bixby is still alive, if not well, and SamMobile reports that a new update for the digital assistant makes it easier for owners of Samsung handsets to answer their ringing phone without picking up the device. This update takes Bixby to version 3.2.12.16 and allows a user to verbally accept an incoming phone call by saying, “accept call” without having to preface the command with the. “Hi Bixby” wake phrase. In other words, once your Samsung handset starts ringing, you can say “accept call” to answer the phone without touching it.

Samsung refuses to remove its Bixby digital assistant from its phones, despite the fact that it is rarely used. For the most part, Google Assistant, which is available on Samsung’s handsets, outperforms Samsung’s Bixby. The manufacturer has long given up on Bixby becoming a legitimate competitor to the big three assistants: Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa. One reason for this is that, unlike Google Assistant, which can be used on any Android device, Bixby is only available on Samsung devices.

Highlights

  • Google this year added Quick Phrases to the Google Assistant starting with the next-generation version of the virtual helper first found on the Pixel 6 series. Saying “Stop” to a ringing alarm without using the “Hey Google” wake phrase will stop the alarm while saying “Snooze” will snooze an alarm. Saying “Answer” or “Decline” will allow you to handle an incoming call without touching your phone. The Bixby update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements for the digital assistant, Bixby Dictation and Bixby Wakeup. All of these updates can be installed via the Galaxy Store.

  • Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant receives an update – Update to Bixby makes it quicker and easier to answer some Samsung Galaxy phones hands-free. Samsung’s Bixby digital assistant receives an update. The same thing applies to an alarm you’ve set on your Samsung phone. Instead of having to say “Hi Bixby. Stop the alarm,” simply saying “Stop the alarm,” without using the wake phrase will turn it off. Right now, 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 prepped for release on other Samsung phones although Sammy hasn’t said yet which models will receive it.