Samsung had introduced their new flagship devices earlier today, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8, and along with them, the company released more details about their AI assistant, Bixby, as well. In any case, Lenovo has decided to poke some fun at Samsung using their official Twitter account. Lenovo has shared a GIF on Twitter, and in that animated image, the company is showing off a cat which is not doing anything basically, it’s just sitting there like a lazy human being. In addition to that image, the company wrote the following: “We already have a #Bixby… he doesn’t do much tho”. It seems like Lenovo is mocking Samsung’s new virtual assistant, and this is an interesting way to do it, that’s for sure.
Bixby has been leaking for a long time now, and Samsung introduced it back on March 20th. Samsung released way more details about their AI assistant today, though. Samsung talked briefly about Bixby during their press conference in New York, and the company also shared some promo materials for their new assistant. All in all, Bixby will learn from you as you use your smartphone in order to become more useful, that is at least what Samsung said, as we still don’t have all that many details. Bixby will be able to do a number of things out of the box, as an example, you’ll be able to tell it to take a screenshot and at the same time send it to one of your contacts, which can come in quite handy, of course. Bixby is meant to compete with Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, obviously, and it will be interesting to see if it will be able to, as the company’s S Voice assistant didn’t really have all that much to offer.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have so much more to offer, though, Bixby is only a part of the picture. These two smartphones sport really thin bezels, and Samsung’s all-new ‘Infinity’ display. The two devices feature 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and are fueled by the most powerful mobile chips out there, the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895. Now, not both chips are included in every phone, of course, only one processor per device, and their availability is market dependent, so keep that in mind. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will become available on April 21, and if you’d like to know more about the two devices, click here.
— Lenovo (@lenovo) March 29, 2017