Samsung has announced a slew of improvements to its voice assistant – Bixby. The Kprean brand’s in-house voice assistant is now getting support for Text call feature in English, enhanced language recognition, thereby giving people greater control over their mobile experience.
The new Bixby updates bring several new features and improvements that allow people to customize their user experience further, including the recent availability of Bixby Text Call in English. Now, English speakers can answer calls from anywhere by typing a message, which Bixby converts to audio and communicates to the caller directly on their behalf.
Then there’s a custom voice creator for Samsung Bixby Text call. Using the new Bixby Custom Voice Creator, users can record different sentences for Bixby to analyze and create an AI generated copy of their voice and tone. However, it is currently available only in Korean. This generated voice is planned to be compatible with other Samsung apps beyond phone calls, says the brand.
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Bixby now also supports changes to the Custom wake-up phrase within Bixby settings as well, where you get a new option to create a personalized wake-up phrase. Then, Samsung has also improved Bixby’s understanding intent. It can now process follow-up requests by understanding context and associating words previously used in interactions. For example, Bixby users can first launch a workout on Samsung Health and then ask Bixby to play music that best suits that exercise by saying “Play music for this workout”.
Next, the brand has improved the On-device AI mode. Users can now run key commands entirely offline, such as setting a timer, taking a screenshot or turning on the flashlight. The brand confirms that Bixby updates will be available for Samsung Galaxy users this month through a software update.