In this year’s major domestic mobile phone manufacturers launched a new version of the system, the larger like Huawei’s EMUI 10, MIUI 11, and smaller like Flyme 8, Smartisan OS 7, etc., all the voice assistant upgrade as a bright spot for publicity. The voice assistant on the phone seems to be called a new fad. On the phone voice assistant, Samsung is actually a relatively early entry manufacturer, it launched its own Bixby voice assistant, and even equipped with a separate physical button for this purpose.
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When the world introduced the new smart voice assistant, Samsung said it was a Personal Assistant driven by AI and existed in two main forms of the device, Bixby Voice and Bixby Home. The design allows Samsung’s “assistant” to get into different devices, such as in tablet slabs and mid-range models that don’t handle advanced features such as speech recognition well, and Samsung can build the Bixby Home into those devices.
Samsung, however, is integrating the separateBixby Voice and Bixby Home, and is working primarily on voice. When the Galaxy Note 9 was released last year, Samsung launched the Bixby 2.0 version, offering smarter, more conversational virtual assistants. According tomedia SamMobile, Bixby Voice will stop supporting Android 8.0 and older versions of the system, meaning that the 2017 and 2018 production of the Galaxy S/Note series will need to upgrade the system to Android 9 Pie before it can continue to be used, or it will not be able to continue working.
The good news is that Samsung’s 2017 and beyond models will be able to upgrade to Android 9, meaning that the deactivation of Bixby Voice on Android 8.0 and earlier systems is not necessarily affecting users’ use unless they insist on staying on older versions of the system.