One of the most interestingrumored features of the Galaxy S8 is a Samsung-owned virtual assistant. After all, previous Galaxy S generations always had access to Google’s Google Now voice-based assistant, but Samsung is going to do things a little differently this year. And the company accidentally confirmed that its virtual assistant is indeed in the works.
Samsung put on its website images that indicate Bixby will support Samsung Pay payments. Bixby is what the virtual assistant will be called, according to previous leaks that include trademark applications from Samsung.
Bixby is based on the technology developed by Viv, a company that Samsung acquired a few months ago. Viv was founded by two of the people who created Siri for the iPhone a few years ago.