One of the touted features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is its Bixby assistant feature. However it seems that for some reason, Samsung has chosen not to launch Bixby Voice with the handset. Instead Bixby will still be released with the Galaxy S8 but the Voice feature will not be part of it which is kind of a pity.
Unfortunately Samsung did not mention when the feature would be launched, but according to a report from Mobile Syrup, we might finally have a time frame to look forward to. The report quotes Samsung Canada who revealed that Bixby Voice would be launching “later this Spring”, although whether or not it will be only for Canada or for the rest of the world is unclear.
According to Samsung Canada, “We are very excited to be launching Bixby, the intelligent interface that will help Canadians get more out of their phone. Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. We will be rolling out additional features and expanding its capabilities, including Bixby Voice, later this Spring.”
Like we said it is unclear if the spring launch will apply to the markets that the Galaxy S8 will be available in, or just Canada, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that it could be launched simultaneously. Either way we’ll be keeping an eye out for its release. In the meantime Samsung has also confirmed that support for additional languages will be arriving later this year.