Samsung Bixby is (possibly) something that only those using the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are familiar with.
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. This is about to change as from today onwards, where the tech giant has started rolling out Samsung Bixby to more than 200 countries across the world.
Bixby has been received with mixed reactions, but Samsung is adamant that this digital assistant can offer a lot more than what the Google Assistant already does. So far, the feature has been available in South Korea and the U.S. alone, but with the latest update, it means that Samsung Bixby is basically everywhere, be it the UK, Canada, Australia and even South Africa.
Even though Samsung Bixby is now available globally, the supported languages are still limited to Korean and U.S. English. If you wanted to enjoy the digital assistant in other languages, sorry this won’t be possible, at least for now. You must also be a user of Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ in order to use Bixby. Once all these are met, simply press and hold the Bixby button on the phone and the assistant will be active, waiting for your commands.
If you haven’t received the support for Samsung Bixby on your S8 or S8+ phone just yet, try clearing the app’s data in order to get it working. According to Samsung, this is just the beginning. Sooner or later, Bixby will reach out to more markets as well as add support for other languages, features, third-party apps as well as devices. Yes, it means it’ll be possible to get Bixby via a software update on other Samsung Galaxy phones, just like the Google Assistant has been rolling out to more non-Google phones via a software update.
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