Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally found its voice, but it's only speaking Korean for now

While Samsung’s arguably gorgeous Galaxy S8 has already hit the streets around the world, one of its star features, hasn’t.


While Samsung’s arguably gorgeous Galaxy S8 has already hit the streets around the world, one of its star features, hasn’t.

Bixby, a virtual assistant à la Apple’s Siri was meant to be integral to the new phone’s design, to the extent that Samsung even added a dedicated button for accessing it.

At launch, Bixby wasn’t finished and users couldn’t access Bixby. ZDNet now reports that the Bixby has been enabled in Samsung’s home country of South Korea and that a US launch is imminent.

Bixby supports a number of features and functions very much like Google Assistant or Siri. It does, however, have a few tricks up its sleeve, including image recognition and compatibility with Samsung’s portfolio of smart home devices.

While many of these features have been enabled, the all-important voice commands feature, hasn’t. This is the feature that has rolled out to South Korean users.

The launch of the Galaxy S8 has been a success for Samsung, with pre-orders exceeding the 1 million mark, however, a number of issues related to red-tinted screens and randomly rebooting phones have only recently started popping up.

Our test unit of the Galaxy S8 displays none of these issues and Samsung has already rolled out an update to help with the screen-tinting issue.

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