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Samsung delays launch of Bixby voice assistant on Galaxy S8

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Eleena Tovar | 16 Abril, 2017, 11:16

Bixby, Samsung's new digital assistant that has been primed as a premiere competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, and Google Assistant, will not be fully ready upon the April 21 release of the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Samsung proudly announced it's new AI assistant Bixby at the official launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphone last month. The ideal time for new Galaxy S8 owners to try out Bixby Voice and get accustomed to using it regularly would be right at launch, but now the early GS8 buyers won't have that feature to try out.

The new Samsung Galaxy smartphone is being snapped up by Australians in droves but there's one feature that won't have the local market talking.

The missing Bixby Voice means the voice assistant will lack voice controls.

"Anything you can do with touch, you can do with voice", Samsung representatives summed-up the feature.

Hopefully, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features update for the Bixby app will be out soon.

While us Brits had already been told full support for the company's new Siri-rivalling digital assistant Bixby would not be available at launch, users in the U.S. and Samsung's native Korea had been promised full day-one access.

In the future, Samsung hopes to integrate Bixby into its other product lines as well as IOT devices, creating a Bixby ecosystem of sorts. One of the biggest differentiating factors between Samsung's assistant and Siri or Google Assistant is Bixby's ability to perform more manual tasks on your behalf, like lightly editing a photo or composing and sending an email. Needless to say, it basically helps you set reminders using Bixby. So, Samsung lovers are going to get a bunch of new things to try on altogether. However, the report attributed most of Samsung's strong performance to its low-end and mid-range smartphones, rather than its premium devices. The other apps from Samsung will be supported later.