Samsung confirms the existence of Bixby, the assistant of the Galaxy S8, and the app Samsung Pay Mini
January 9, 2017
for a time the wizards of voice have become a regular feature in mobile devices. iOS has Siri, Android Google Now (Google now Assistant), and Windows has Cortana, but in addition to the platforms, there are manufacturers that also want their own solution as is the case of the Samsung and the rumored assistant Bixby that would come with the Galaxy S8.
Although we already knew that Samsung was working on a virtual assistant-in fact, already gave some details– until now had not been confirmed directly your name, but thanks to the new beta of Samsung Pay as we know that, in fact, the wizard of the S8 will be called Bixby, and in addition will be integrated with the payment system of the brand.
Samsung has launched a new beta version to the payments system, Samsung Pay, that hides some surprises. At the bottom appears a drop down menu where we can choose multiple options, and, in addition to Shopping, you can also select Bixby, in a clear reference to the assistant that has been talking about for weeks.
in Addition to a confirmation of its existence, the mention of Bixby within the beta Samsung Pay means that the voice assistant will be integrated with the payment system of the brand, so that it will be possible to interact with the app only with the voice, although for the moment there are no details of how it will work.
Within the same drop-down you will also see the option Mini, which confirms the existence of another service which we had spoken earlier: the payments platform Samsung Pay Mini.
we Already knew that the brand in south korea was working on a payment service independent that would be compatible with most devices, even if these were not Samsung, to take their system of mobile payments to more users.
According to the rumors, Samsung Pay Mini will be available in Google Play along this month and, although the initial idea was to bring it also to iOS, it seems that Apple did not give its approval.
If the predictions do not fail, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be announced officially next April 18, which is also know to Bixby. However, there are rumors that Samsung could teach its next flagship at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February, so it could arrive before than anticipated.
The news Samsung confirms the existence of Bixby, the assistant of the Galaxy S8, and app Samsung Pay Mini was originally published in Xataka Android by Amparo Babiloni .