The Galaxy S8 is shipping all over the world, people are raving about it, and it’s breaking all sorts of sales records. But it’s still not complete. Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby wasn’t quite ready to launch when the Galaxy S8 did, so Samsung held back its biggest feature, voice commands, with a vague promise that it will launch “later this spring.”
But we could be getting to know Bixby sooner than we think. Samsung has launched the voice component of Bixby in its home country of South Korea, a clear signal that the company is hard at work at perfecting its voice recognition engine. The plan has always been for Korean language support to launch first followed by English. However, a Wall Street Journal report said Samsung was hoping to go live with Bixby Voice by the end of May.