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Bixby Voice now available in 200 countries

Bixby Voice now available in 200 countries

Already, couple of weeks ago, certain reliable sources rumored the chance of Samsung being busy in final preparation of the Bixby Voice worldwide launch. Samsung announced that the voice capabilities are now available in more than 200 countries and territories across the world.

FirmBee / PixabayWhat can Samsung Bixby do?

Samsung is planning to continue expanding Bixby's voice capabilities in other countries, languages, and devices with additional features and third-party apps.

Once it arrives on your Galaxy S8 or S8+, Bixby can be accessed by pressing the dedicated Bixby button on the handset, or by saying "Hi, Bixby".

Just yesterday Samsung posted a teaser in which they were hinting at Bixby Voice features being rolled out globally. However, the users have one option since the Note 8 will also come with a microSD card.




Users can set specific voice command to trigger certain actions.

According to Samsung, Bixby also understands the way users actually speak, ask questions and make requests.

Garry McGregor, Samsung Australia's Director if IT and Mobile said: "Bixby is an intelligent way of interacting with your Samsung smartphone. Not only smartphones, but we're talking about vehicle manufacturers, and others like audio makers are coming to us [too]". Bixby has been generally well-received, but comes with some quirks, like poor English language translation, that has been criticized by some users. So it may or may not understand your particular dialect of English. It is similar to Apple's Siri, however, they are not exactly the same.

Samsung is reportedly working on other languages, but our guess is that will include the aforementioned Spanish, French, and German to start with, amongst many others. Until then, Korean and English speakers can still enjoy their own personal assistant.

This phone carries an extra button specifically meant for this digital assistant, but since April, when the S8 family was first released, this feature has never been put to actual use in major markets across the globe.


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