Galaxy Tab S5e owners are getting a new software update that adds support for Bixby Voice to their sleek AMOLED-toting tablet. The Galaxy Tab S5e, like the Galaxy Tab S4, which was announced with Bixby Voice support, but actually supported the feature out of the box. Bixby Voice access without a physical Bixby key is only possible on android pie, it is missing on the tab S5e as well. But that's changing today thanks to the new update.
Bixby Voice access via the power key
Without a dedicated Bixby key, Bixby Voice can be fired using the power button, but it will not be enabled automatically. Once the update is installed and your tab S5e reboots, you'll find a Power key for Bixby toggle in the notification shade Bixby Voice access with a long press of the power button. Alternatively, you can find the toggle in the Advanced features menu of the Settings app. Once you've set it up, you'll be given the option to add a shortcut to Bixby Voice on your home screen.
Of course, Bixby Voice wants to use the 'Hi, Bixby' voice command once you've learned Bixby to recognize your voice, although you probably want to use the power button when you can slow at responding to the voice command, perhaps because of its mid-range underpinnings. And you do not worry, you want to be able to shut down and restart your tab S5e – you will find a shortcut to the power menu.
So add Call and Message Continuity to LTE model
The update also adds support for the Call and Message Continuity feature to the LTE variant of the tablet. Call and Message Continuity as long as both devices. With Call and Message Continuity, if you're using a SIM card on your S5e tab, you'll be able to call and receive messages on the tablet are logged in to the same Samsung account.
The device is launching in the coming months. Older devices may get it through a software update – Samsung released the feature for the Galaxy S9 with this month's security update, and the Galaxy Note 9 should get it at some point as well.
How do I download the update?
The new Galaxy Tab S5e update is rolling out in the UK and South Korea at this time, and it should be released in the next few weeks. It comes with the June 2019 security patch and software version T72 * XXU1ASG3. To download it over the air, open the Settings app on your Tab S5e, go into the Software update section, and hit the Download and install button. If you'd better upgrade using your PC, you can try Samsung's Smart Switch program for Windows and MacOS or download the latest firmware from your PC and flash it on a Windows PC.
- model SM-T720
- Dimensions: 245.0 x 160.0 x 5.5mm
- display: 10.5 “(266.7mm) Super AMOLED
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
- Camera: 13 MP, CMOS
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