How To Use Bixby On Any Galaxy Smartphone Running Android 7.0

Posted: Apr 7 2017, 11:22am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

How to Use Bixby on any Galaxy Smartphone running Android 7.0

Galaxy S8 arrived with a large number of goodies that made a lot of people happy. Although Samsung Bixby was the one feature which made the previous Galaxy smartphones owner a bit jealous. If you are one of those who would love to enjoy the cool new Bixby feature without paying over 700 bucks for a new Galaxy S8, this article is for you.

When will Samsung officially do the courtesy of launching Bixby for older models is still a mystery. Seems like there is an emulator which is able to launch Galaxy S8’s applications inside its environment. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher is distributed as an ‘apk’ package and can be installed on any Samsung phone powered by Android 7.0.

A word of caution though, using third-party applications which are not signed by Google Play is a very risky move, tread carefully. If you have decided to go through with it anyways, follow these steps:

• Download and install the Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher apk package in your current android 7.0 powered handset.

• Download and install the Bixby apk package.

• Launch Samsung Galaxy S8 Launcher application and long press on the home screen to go to settings.

• Choose to activate Bixby and reboot device.

• After your handset restarts, Bixby will be active in your device, swipe far left on the home screen to access Bixby Home. Remember that Bixby is still much more in a development era rather than update phase. A lot of basic functionality and some of the much more advanced features will be added through time in Bixby by Samsung’s developers.

It would be a very good idea to regularly look for new updates for the Bixby apk package (apkmirror would be the best source for that) to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the cool new features added in Bixby.

Source: takerhbk on XDA Developer Forums

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