Samsung Galaxy S8 Software

February 4, 2017/ News/

Samsung Galaxy S8 is now getting closer to the launch day. For some Galaxy fans, it has been the most awaited smartphone this year. They are so excited about the smartphone. Especially when we are talking about what the new Samsung Galaxy S8 will be. Let’s say that every leak about this new flagship is very much exciting to talk about. Here, we have one important point about the upcoming Galaxy S8 that is about Samsung Galaxy S8 software. We can’t underestimate this important part – software – of a smartphone. Software often held important rule to give a smartphone a ‘smart’ function for real.

Especially for Samsung Galaxy S8 software, we have some hot news, rumors, and leaks revealing about the new flagship’s software. Firstly, we heard about the planning of Samsung Galaxy S8 that will run Android 7.1 Nougat with the Touch Wiz UI and Samsung’s usual customizations. Apparently, this is not only a rumor. The company has also confirmed that it will integrate Viv’s Al assistant in “Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices,” starting with the Galaxy S8. The executive VP Rhee Injong said: “Developers can attach and upload services to our agent. Even if Samsung doesn’t do anything on its own, the more services that get attached, the smarter this agent will get, learn more new services and provide them to end-users with ease.”

The Samsung AI Assistant is currently thought to be called Bixby, though there is a chance to change this name. In accordance with this name, according to Sammobile the company has filed for a trademark in South Korea that “seeks protection of the word ‘Bixby’, the application details that this brand will be used for ‘computer software for personal information management’, ‘computer application software for smartphones, mobile telephones, portable computers and tablet computers. Bixby is a software used to operate voice recognition system’ and ‘computer software for enabling hands-free use of a mobile phone through voice recognition.’” In another word, we can say that ‘Bixby’ will work more like Siri.
However, according to Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor (via The Register), a 2014 patent-sharing settlement with Google prevent the company from offering services that compete with Google’s own.

Because Google already equips Android with the Google Assistant, this could mean it is unable to use Viv to differentiate itself in the market. Related to this claim, the company has not yet responded. They must be preparing the best planning related with this software and also everything about Samsung Galaxy S8 software. We can see that Android Central has been playing with the Android 7.0 Nougat beta on the predecessor of the S8 and reveals a few changes we will see in the Galaxy S8: a new, lighter UI, resolution scaling for a 4K display, more intelligent UI, more control over performance and battery, and the ability to search for any part of the UI. There is one more rumor we’ve been heard so far saying that Samsung Galaxy S8 might dual-boot Android and Windows, although we think it unlikely. Anyway, we just can hope that the company will equip the S8 with many more worth software to make it smarter. Read more the guide.