The era of S Voice is over, apparently theBixby voice assistant it may be on its way out, which has evidently failed to keep up with the faster and smarter Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri.
To formulate this hypothesis are the boys of AndroidPoliceaccording to which there would be multiple clues of this possible future for Samsung’s proprietary assistant precisely in the design of its devices and in the One UI 5.
First and foremost, the disappearance of an exclusive key to evoke the assistant, replaced by the remappable power button, which with the latest version of the Samsung interface even allows you to set up third-party voice assistants.
On the more recent Galaxy S and Z it is also present the tap-back functionwhich via triple or double tap also allows you to summon the assistant, but among the possible customizations there is only Google Assistant.
Another suggestion comes from Bixby Routinesrenamed as “Methods and routines“: app of unquestionable quality to set up your own automations, which officially loses its historical name.
It must be said that currently the system is alive and well and Samsung continues to support its developmentso this is just speculation. However, these are at least unequivocal signs of openness towards the rest of the market, which could also pave the way for unexpected scenarios. After all, if Sonos lets us talk to Giancarlo Esposito, anything is possible!