Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed

17 April, 2017, 01:57 | Author: Cecelia Webb

The introduction of the virtual assistant was then confirmed a week later when Samsung finally unveiled its latest flagship device to the world - once again bringing attention to its voice functionality.

As reported by Ars Technica, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 features offered a number of impressive upgrades of which the Samsung Bixby was a part.

The more advanced features of Bixby, which Samsung has actively been advertising recently, will unfortunately not be accessible. "Bixby Voice will be available in the USA on the Galaxy S8 later this spring", the statement reads.

The company had already explained that Samsung Bixby Voice will not be available worldwide at the time of launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is just a few days away from the official launch but now, the company has stated that the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will not include one highlight feature - AI-powered Bixby assistant. This news would certainly disappoint the buyers who have been waiting to try out the Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8. Home, Vision, and Reminder would be available to the users from the day of launch, but the Bixby voice won't be available to the users until Spring 2017. This is why the delay in releasing Voice will probably reflect badly on Samsung.

Bixby was positioned as perhaps the second most important addition to the Galaxy line during the unveiling, behind only the S8's bezel-less display. Needless to say, it basically helps you set reminders using Bixby.

Meanwhile, Samsung will also hope the initial hiccup for one of the Galaxy S8's major features won't hurt the company's much-needed recovery from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco. The brand at the time touted that "Anything you can do with touch, you can do with voice" while showing off its AI, going as far as to dedicating an entire button to talk to the tool.



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