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Samsung debuts Bixby early access program in the U.S.

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Samsung debuts Bixby early access program in the U.S.

Samsung is still trying to bring the full Bixby experience to users outside its home turf, but things don't seem to be working well for the South Korean company. Reports coming from the international media claim Bixby is having trouble comprehending English syntax and grammar.

Because of that, Samsung won't be able to launch English-language Bixby in the United States until late June, the same reports say. Until then, Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the U.S. are given the option to try out Bixby before the digital assistant gets released in the country.

Samsung has just kicked off an early access program for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in the U.S., which allows them to access new voice features coming to Bixby. According to Samsung, the participation is limited, so not everyone will be select for the early access program.

Also, even though Bixby's voice command recognizes English (U.S.) and Korean, the digital assistant will understand all accents, dialects, and expressions, Samsung claims.

Those who want to participate in the Bixby Early Access Program will have to sign up and agree to allow Samsung to send them a confirmation email. Moreover, a valid Samsung Account is needed to sign up for the program.

source: Samsung

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posted on 16 Jun 2017, 15:19

1. trojan_horse (Posts: 4167; Member since: 06 May 2016)


All accents and dialets? Wow that's great indeed, as other assistants have a hard time understanding my accent. Wonder why!

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 16:34

2. Bfrenz (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Just like Siri

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 16:38

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1215; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Signed up for sure...

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:02

4. Flash (Posts: 416; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Dear Samsung, stop trying to force people to use Bixby.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 18:46 11

11. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, offering people the option to try it out is forcing them to use it. Honestly, Mxyashmite, your logic is seriously flawed.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 18:47 8

12. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2789; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Okay, let's do this your way.
Dear Apple, stop trying to force people to use your proprietary crap.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:07 2

5. DavMor0069 (Posts: 207; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


Bixby (and awkward finger print scsnner)are the only reasons I skip s8+. Samsung needs to stop making bloatware apps and instead focus on optimizing their os to near stock while keeping (and improving)the features we like (e.i: theme store,blue light filter,AOD, SamPay,ect.) Giving a PHYSCIAL button to an unfinish,bloatfull app? While Google Assistant being part of the finish os?

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:50 1

9. Flash (Posts: 416; Member since: 19 May 2017)


This is what I mean. People keep singing praise on the S8 but refuse to see the flaws like you just listed. I think Darkk needs to see your comment.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 18:22 7

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No I don't. I have an S8 Plus, that out performs my 7 Plus in all areas but apps in memory. His comment won't change that fact. The S8 Plus is the best phone I've owned, and it burns your ass to read that.

I'm not an Apple fanboy, I'm team tech, and this phone is tops to me. Note 8 time coming soon.

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 16:50 1

21. Smat1234 (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 May 2017)


Apple doesn't even allow other voice assistant apps to be installed on iPhones and Apple is the one who forces users to use the phone in the exact way that they want you to use because they think you are too dumb. Remember? Some iPhone users were even criticized for not holding the phone in the way they wanted you to.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 19:02 6

14. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1215; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I have 0 issues with the fingerprint sensor. It's not in a awkward at all. Just move your finger over a half inch lol. The OS has been problem free with no lag or crashes. The only people that complain are the ones who listen to biased Samsung blog haters...

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 20:36 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The S8 is outstanding.

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 00:24

18. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1215; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Yes sir!

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:22 1

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 23902; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wouldn't mind signing up. Bixby is gonna be big soon.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:46 1

7. izim1 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They should just let people straight remap that button to GA, already, without having to jump through hoops.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 17:48 1

8. Flash (Posts: 416; Member since: 19 May 2017)


That's One of the reasons why I refuse to get the S8.

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 18:48 7

13. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The only thing stopping you from getting the S8 is the logo.

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 08:06

19. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 445; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Why would you need a physical button for GA when holding the Home icon does exactly that?

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 19:02

15. Bfrenz (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Soon,bixby will be on each and every device that Samsung creates. Wait and see.

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 08:08

20. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 445; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


That's the plan, Samsungs IoT will be connected fully by Bixby. you'll be able to check and change your fridge temperature from your phone, Communicate with your TV, everything

posted on 16 Jun 2017, 21:08

17. ChaoticRage (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Jan 2016)


https://youtu.be/RXLe6owbe2Y

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 22:08

22. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And??

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