Samsung’s much-maligned personal assistant Bixby continues to drive no matter what people think of it. The latest meaningful update introduced some Google Assistant-inspired design changes, one of which prevented it from opening in full screen when it was launched. With this latest update, some results will also be limited to the lower part of the screen for a much less intrusive look.
How much search results on screen brokers will depend on how much they need, and they are now anchored to the bottom, which is much more in line with Samsung̵
Old vs new. Photo credit: SamMobile
Aside from the more compact results screen, Bixby now displays app-based tips if you have them Personal Bixby enabled. It will also be possible to use the assistant without having to go through the tedious voice training exercise first. Finally, there is a new option to add quick commands to the home screen for voice-free use.
This update may not make up for any of the app’s major flaws, but it should make it a little more enjoyable to use. It’s currently rolling out via the Galaxy Store, so check it out.