We have seen that Google has released the June security patch for the Nexus and the Pixel devices. Later on, we also reported that the BlackBerry Priv devices are already receiving the June security patch update to their devices. Now, we have got reports that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is receiving an update to the Bixby Assistant. Samsung has updated its brand new AI-based voice assistant which brings it the ability to recognize short voice commands and execute them accordingly.
This essentially means is that whenever you ask Bixby to perform an action, it recognizes and remembers the keywords from that particular instruction and allows you to use a short command for the same action in future. For example, if you’ve asked: “Bixby, will you check my bank account balance?” The digital assistant will remember keywords from this instruction such as “bank account,” “account balance,” and the same. Previously, when Bixby was asked to play music, the lock screen would show up instead of the music. The company seems to have fixed that problem as well with the update. Now the device allows you to setup secure places in Smart Lock, which in turn, automatically allows the handset to unlock it and play music when in the registered safe places.
The company noted that the assistant will take around 10 seconds to provide you with the results (verify bank account balance here), once you are done with the biometric authentication. In addition to the aforementioned changes, the company has also updated the Bixby’s background color, fixed issues related to the Gallery, and more. We would also be expecting to see the June security patch update on the Galaxy S8 as many devices have now received the update to the latest patch including the BlackBerry Priv and the Pixel and Nexus devices from Google.