Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby AI voice assistant is being delayed

At the time of unveiling the Galaxy S8, Samsung promised that the full version of Bixby will be ready for prime time use when the device will go on sale. One of the most fun features on any virtual assistant like Siri and Cortana is their voice, which provides a sense of bonding with the software.

After its much ballyhooed presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its Bixby smart assistant, Samsung is delaying the best part of Bixby - voice control.

The Samsung refuse to spoke the reason why the voice assistant feature was being delayed. It's said Samsung doesn't consider Bixby's English language performance to be up to the same level as its competence in Korean, according to an anonymous source speaking to The Wall Street Journal.

However, some of the apps created to work with Bixby will still feature on the phone including Vision, which lets you point a camera at objects in the real world to use augmented reality and see information on your phone screen.

Bixby integrates with a number Samsung's own native apps, including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with more set to debut later this year (as well as third-party integration).

At the launch of the Samsung's latest flagship duo, the company showed off its virtual assistant - Bixby. You can even pair Google's Assistant with the Bixby button.

"The key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 device on April 21, 2017".

"All Bixby functionality, bar the Voice Function, will be available to United Kingdom customers at launch".

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