Samsung’s Bixby Voice Assistant Release gets delayed until late June in the U.S

by Karthik Iyer 0

It’s been a while since Samsung has launched the Galaxy S8 smartphones. By now, you might have read or seen most of the video reviews for the smartphone as well. And one thing which you would have noticed is the fact that not a lot of people talked much about the Bixby Assistant. Yes, the infamous Bixby Assistant which also has a dedicated button on the side of the smartphone. The reason for that is mainly due to the fact that currently, it doesn’t do a lot of things. Remember at the time of launch when the company boasted a lot about this assistant? It sort of seems to be dead now.

And interestingly, there is not a lot that even the company is doing about it. If you have been following the news lately then you might be aware of the fact that Bixby was supposed to get an update which adds the new voice capabilities. However, according to the new reports which we have right now, it looks like we won’t be seeing anything of that sort until late June. It has been reported that the software is apparently struggling to understand the English Language.

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So we now are looking at a release date for the same sometime in June. Do make a note that it was originally scheduled to release in Spring. Considering the fact that it is one of the flagship features of the smartphone, this was supposed to be up and working way earlier than this. Yes, it is understood that things can go wrong, but hey, why to even announce it in the first place and have a dedicated key when it was not even ready in the first place. Samsung could have easily pushed it as a full-fledged feature with the Note 8 smartphone as well.

Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Do you think, Samsung made a wrong decision by adding a Bixby button and pushing it out even when it wasn’t ready? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by dropping a comment down below and also, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info like this.

Source – WSJ

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.