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Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will launch in the U.S. on 21 April, but Bixby Voice won't be available later in the Spring.

While some elements of Bixby will be included in the April 21 launch, the headline voice activation feature won't be available in the USA until "later this spring", Samsung said in a statement. As confirmed by Axios by a Samsung representative, it seems that Samsung will not be launching Bixby Voice with the Galaxy S8.

The company had already explained that Samsung Bixby Voice will not be available worldwide at the time of launch. During Samsung's hands-on demonstration of the service in late March, it showcased a controlled set of actions, and reporters weren't allowed to test the feature.

The digital assistant is created to help users to things like access information and search and categorise photos using voice commands.

Bixby won't be completely powerless when it arrives April 21.

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When Samsung introduced Bixby last month, the company stated that its virtual assistant would only understand two languages - US English and Korean languages. Many early users are wondering about the delay of Bixby as the device has an integrated Bixby key. Bixby, Samsung said, will give you a full control of the device.

Instead of issuing voice commands, owners will have to contend with using their fingers to utilize Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder.

We also know that Samsung has been developing and testing smartphones with a foldable display for some time now. Users can still use Bixby to manage their daily affairs and provide recommendations, and the use of visual search which is powered by Pinterest's Lens technology is available.



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