Similar to Google Assistant, Samsung also has a Galaxy-exclusive assistant app called Bixby. Today, Samsung started rolling out the June 2022 update to the Bixby app, which will now allow users to accept the incoming call without waking it up by saying “Hi, Bixby”.
Samsung Bixby v188.8.131.52 update comes with a hefty package size of 54.25MB. This new release brings the ability to let users pick up phone calls by just saying “accept call”, making you free of the need to say “Hi, Bixby.” In addition, you can also stop the alarm without waking up the Samsung assistant.
The company confirmed that the feature is currently rolling out for English (US) and Korean languages on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone users. Also, more Galaxy devices will gain support for this feature in the coming days.
Easily, you can access and enable the latest Samsung Bixby feature by heading to the Bixby settings > Turn on ‘Talk to Bixby without wake-up.’ Once done, the assistant will automatically start listening to your while there’s an incoming call or an alarm ringing.
Aside from this, it also includes additional functional improvements and bug fixes. While the update is officially available for select models, you need to wait in case you aren’t using a Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 3, or Galaxy Z Flip 3. For more details, check the changelog below.
Samsung Bixby 184.108.40.206 Changelog
- Whenever there’s an incoming call or an alarm ringing, you can accept the call or stop the alarm without waking-up Bixby.
- In case of an incoming call, just say “accept call” without needing to say “Hi, Bixby” first.
- This feature is currently supported in English (US) and Korean and available on the Galaxy S22, Z Flip 3 and the Z Fold 3.
- Support for additional models will be added soon.
- Bixby settings > Turn on ‘Talk to Bixby without wake-up’, Bixby automatically listens to you while there’s an incoming call or an alarm ringing.
- Additionally, functional improvements and bug fixes have been applied
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Samsung improves Global Goals app functionalities for Wear OS devices
Samsung has updated its Global Goals functions to the new version for Wear OS devices. Launched in 2019 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals app aims to raise awareness and funds for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Korean tech giant is releasing a new update for Global Goals functions including Digital, Spin, Countdown, and Classic to provide a better experience. The update is rolling out for Samsung users running Wear OS devices such as Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.
The fresh versions of these functions fix some issues that users encountered after the last update. You can get the latest update from the Galaxy Store.
Samsung Global Goals Digital
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.97MB
Samsung Global Goals Spin
- Version: 1.1.01.1
- Package size: 3.11MB
Samsung Global Goals Countdown
- Version: 1.0.01.0
- Package size: 3.22MB
Samsung Global Goals Classic
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.89 MB