One of the main functions introduced in March Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is the new virtual assistant Bixby. It was planned that he will work out of the box in English and Korean. However, the implementation of the function had to be postponed.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung has decided to postpone the launch of a voice activated virtual assistant Bixby in English, it will not be supported on the flagship Galaxy S8 to the start of sales of devices next week.
The interlocutor of the edition told that the launch may be postponed until the end of may. During testing it turned out that the voice recognition function Bixby in English is significantly inferior to the recognition in the Korean language.
A Samsung spokesperson said that at the time of start of sales in the United States on April 21, will be available to all functions Bixby, in addition to voice control.
Earlier, the official website of Samsung in Germany has information that Bixby will start speaking in German in the fourth quarter of 2017. It’s possible that by this time, the voice assistant of Samsung get support and other languages.
The Samsung’s competitor to Siri understands voice commands and typed text, it is started by a separate button on the smartphone and can recognize images from the camera. In addition, the head assistant may be used only to make a call, send messages, control the camera, gallery and settings.