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One of the most anticipated trait from Samsung Galaxy s8 launch event surely is the Samsung’s answer to competitors voice assistants, Bixby. Now, the latest news is that the Samsung’s Bixby assistant isn’t going to work as presented when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch on April 21.
The key part of this assistant is the voice command feature and this one will probably not be ready until late spring. According to the Wall Street Journal, this service could be delayed until late May.
Other features like Vision, Home and Reminder of this assistant will be available on its release, but Bixby won’t be able to respond to the voice commands.
Only the Korean language version will have all of its features at launch.
The Samsung S8 phones will ship with Android’s Google Assistant so that the users can interact with it until Bixby assistant gets ready for release.
In the world of AI, the voice command part is almost essential, because we want to have an interaction with the devices in as natural way as possible. As one of its key features, we are a bit disappointed that Samsung will release voice commands for English speaking users later, but we have to wait and see if they can justify late release of this feature with, and we hope to be, an amazing AI assistant that can be mentioned as one of the best phone assistants side by side with Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant.