Amid all the hardware announcements on Thursday, Samsung also unveiled an upgraded version of its Bixby assistant.
Like the newer versions of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, Bixby understands some context from previous conversations now, so if you ask Bixby about concerts playing near you soon, you could ask a follow-up question, like, "What about next month?" and it will understand what you meant.
Bixby will also consider your past conversations and preferences when making recommendations. So if you ask Bixby for a restaurant recommendation, it will consider your past reservations to offer you a suggestion. It can now also auto-fill important reservation details, like time and number of people in your party, based on your past events.
The new version of Bixby will ship on the new Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Home devices. Though Bixby is certainly going to be better than it was previously, it sounds like it won't be threatening the dominance of Google Assistant anytime soon.