About two months ago, Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby launched with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ but without voice features.
Well, Samsung has announced an assistant preview in which some S8 and S8 Plus owners in the US can test Bixby’s voice features before anyone else. This is a sure sign that the voice feature will be coming soon to Bixby. A report has it that the reason Samsung has not shipped its full voice assistant is the company’s difficulty in optimizing it for English commands; meanwhile, the voice command feature already launched in South Korea.
Samsung says the upcoming Bixby update will give you a new way to interact with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, enabling you to navigate through your phone’s apps, services and settings with a mix of voice commands and touch. The update will also assist you in completing complex tasks across many apps, to tell you more about what you’re looking at and where you are, to learn your routine and remember what you need to do.
For now, S8 and S8+ users are able to use limited Bixby features like Bixby Vision augmented reality, Bixby Home, and Reminders.
Although we don’t when the preview will be launched, Samsung says this preview version will allow users send a text, change their settings, or make phone calls through their voice.