Samsung’s AI voice Assistant Bixby is an easy way to control your phone and make commands. But due to the popularity of Google Assistant among users, Bixby is fading away. And now Samsung’s actions suggest that it is looking to kill off its own Bixby voice assistant.
Samsung started the voice assistant service with S Voice on the Galaxy S3 and later it introduced the Bixby voice assistant with Galaxy S8 in 2017. Earlier, the company used to provide a special Bixby voice wake-up button on its phone but things have changed since the launch of the Galaxy S20 series.
The company destroyed the special Bixby voice wake-up button from its Samsung Galaxy phones, leaving only the regular volume rocker and a power key on the right side. However, it provided users the ability to wake up Bixby with the power key.
But by long pressing this power key, you can do only one task, either to open the power menu which has useful options like reboot, switch off, etc, or you can wake the Bixby assistant. This shows how the Korean company was pushing its Galaxy customers to use the Bixby assistant.
Samsung to kill Bixby assistant in future –
After the release of Android 13-based One UI 5.0, it doesn’t seem like the company is forcing or motivating customers to use Bixby, on the other hand, reducing the need for Bixby. It suggests that Samsung may kill its Bixby assistant in the future.
Samsung One UI 5.0 introduced a new Good Lock module named RegiStar that has wonderful possibilities to customize a Galaxy phone’s power button. With this feature enabled, you can perform several tasks, even wake Google Assistant, using the power button but can not wake Bixby.
Not only this but you can now also use the “Routines” features without enabling Bixby. If you don’t know, the company introduced Bixby Routines with Galaxy S10 phones that require to enable Bixby assistant in order to take advantage of Routines. Now with One UI 5.0, Samsung brought “Modes and Routines” in the Settings and it no longer needs to enable Bixby.
Samsung’s Latest USB-C Plugin Update for Headphones Rolling Out
Samsung has pushed a new update for its USB-C app, which provides users with the latest codec of bundle earphones. The fresh update for the USB-C app brings the ability to update the latest codec of bundle earphones.
The Korean tech giant aims to improve the sound quality and performance of the earphones through this update. It also fixes some issues that users may have encountered with the app in the last version. However, there is no new feature or change noted.
Users can easily update the Samsung USB-C app on their smartphones by opening the Galaxy Store, tapping on the Menu option, and then clicking on Updates. If you have received the update, tap on the refresh icon next to the USB-C app to get the latest codec and enjoy the best sound quality from their earphones.
Galaxy Z Flip 5 AR Zone: Elevate Your Selfies and Videos with AR Magic!
Smartphone camera can’t be defined with just a higher number of megapixels. Other than a solid hardware configuration, software plays a key role, in bringing user-friendly features. Thankfully, photos are even cooler with AR Zone, as you can complete your expressions with cute stickers on Galaxy Z Flip 5.
The AR (augmented reality) technology which combines 2D and 3D has been translated into filters on various platforms. On Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5, AR is summarized in an application called AR Zone. Using it, you can choose emojis, stickers, or create doodle sketches when taking videos in real-time.
In addition, users can get AR Zone automatically embedded in the camera by downloading it first at the Galaxy Store. Once downloaded, the AR Zone can be accessed by selecting another menu on the camera screen. There are six menus available in the AR Zone that you must know, including:
- AR Emoji Studio for designing emojis in the form of self-portraits
- AR Emoji Camera for taking photos and videos with AR emojis
- AR Emoji Stickers for making emoji stickers
- AR Doodles for drawing doodle on the camera
- Deco Pic for adding stickers to photos and videos
- Quick Measure for taking measurements using AR on the camera.
Users only need to shift the menu option on the camera to ‘other’. After that, you can see the words AR Zone automatically embedded in the top right menu option.
Once done, you can choose the menu option you want to create, for example, when you select the AR Doodle menu in Flex Mode, the screen at the bottom of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will display a pen icon that you can use to paint a sketch on your face or other photos you want to take.
As it uses AR technology, the images you embed can follow moving objects. So, the experience of working with images on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will certainly be very different. Just by folding the phone in FlexMode, you can freely arrange emojis, stickers or create your best doodles with two hands.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, S20 FE, and A53 receive September 2023 update in Brazil
Samsung is rolling out a new update with a September 2023 security patch for Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 FE, and Galaxy A53 smartphones in Brazil. The new update makes your device more secure and stable by fixing several security flaws.
Through this update, the company enhances Samsung Keyboard, Dual Messenger, Knox AI, Phone and Messaging Storage, One UI Home, Weather, and more functions to provide a bug-free and better experience.
- Galaxy S21 FE – G990EXXS7EWH7
- Galaxy S20 FE – G780GXXS7EWH8
- Galaxy A53 – A536EXXS7CWI2
The fresh update primarily focuses on enhancing the system security of the device by including the latest Android security measures. Additionally, the update addresses various bugs and stability optimizations, which brings a better overall user experience.
If you are using a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20 FE, or Galaxy A53 smartphone and live in Brazil, then you can install the September 2023 update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.