So if Samsung's Bixby is kind of the same but not as comprehensive or bug-free as Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, why is Samsung even bothering with a me-too voice butler?. I posed this question to three industry experts who all gave the same answer: differentiation. Living in the competitive world of Android devices, Samsung needs to find more ways to maintain customer loyalty. Bixby is clearly a basic product for now; Samsung didn't even let Bixby talk onstage during its S8 launch presentation Wednesday in Manhattan. Still, the experts said, the assistant could mature into an important part of Samsung's competitive edge.
Samsung has to stick with the voice game -- despite being late to the party with Bixby -- because voice is becoming a key way we interact with all of our karat petals case for apple iphone x and xs - white devices, "They are late, but it's still early in the voice-assistant marketplace," said Tim Bajarin, president of tech consulting firm Creative Strategies, For its part, Samsung says it isn't offering Bixby as another all-seeing, all-knowing voice assistant that can answer any question you can think to ask, Instead, it's a way for us to control its Galaxy S8, But even by those standards, Bixby doesn't appear to do much yet..
Samsung faces obvious challenges. For starters, Bixby has to share the phone's real estate with Android's standard voice helper, Google Assistant. There's a real risk Samsung will just end up confusing customers by providing two built-in voice butlers. ("Sooo, when do I use Bixby and when should I wake up Google Assistant?") And if Bixby starts off buggy, there's a good chance people will just stop using it. So much for the great new way to control our devices. Confusion is especially likely if folks don't understand Bixby's three separate skill sets and what they're used for: Bixby Voice (a personal assistant to operate the phone), Bixby Home (informative flashcards) and Bixby Vision (a layer of image recognition added to the camera).
"In the end, they'll naturally gravitate to what's working best and the other thing gets forgotten," IBB Consulting senior partner Jefferson Wang said of S8 users, Also, the voice market has matured a lot in just the past two years since Alexa came out, Consumers already expect plenty from these digital assistants, so Bixby will have to deliver, or become a really fast karat petals case for apple iphone x and xs - white learner, Granted, Alexa still struggles to understand users at time, and Siri often produces the wrong responses, But Bixby could help Samsung create a more tightly knit ecosystem, allowing the company to better compete against its main rival, Apple, which prides itself on making devices that all work well together..
Beyond that, Goertz suggested that platforms like Bixby, artificial intelligence and connected devices could enable Samsung to get its disparate business units -- from appliances to semiconductors -- working more closely together and therefore making better products. That may be putting too much on Bixby's shoulders. Samsung's sales pitch will be critical. Apple may have oversold Siri's capabilities as a chatty friend in its early commercials with Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. Amazon, in contrast, launched Alexa with hardly any fanfare and just a smattering of voice commands (it now has over 10,000).