Rogue insider leaks Samsung Bixby Voice launch date on Reddit

Rogue insider leaks Samsung Bixby Voice launch date on Reddit
With the launch of the Galaxy S8, Samsung introduced its own (new) voice assistant — Bixby. And the company seemed to be putting a lot of eggs in the Bixby basket — not only did it say that the AI will one day grow up to be an irreplaceable part of the users' Samsung experience, it even outfitted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ with a hardware button solely dedicated to the assistant, as if to back up the claims.

But, thus far, US users have been unable to interact with one of Bixby's most important features as a smart assistant — its voice recognition is still offline. According to some unnamed sources, the delay was caused by a “lack of resources” and an inability to “teach” Bixby proper use of the English language. However, it seems the assistant is almost ready for prime time.

Well, an unknown leakster, who seems to be a Samsung insider, has taken to Reddit to let us know that Bixby Voice will finally be launching on the 18th of July, this next Tuesday. The leak comes in the form of what looks like an inside email, letting staffers know that the feature is about to be enabled and giving them a link to a webinar training, so they'd be ready to support customers in the future.

Meanwhile, users and app developers are still finding ways to re-map that hardware Bixby button, as people don't seem to find Sammy's voice assistant to be that important of a feature. Think Bixby Voice has a chance at changing that?

source: Reddit



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

About time. Hope it's not half baked or useless like the S-voice.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013 to see the capability of bixby

9. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

3. DuanLe

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

A stupid voice assistant! I will never use it

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A wise virtual assistant. I'll be using it :)

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'd rather that be the day they officially let us remap the button

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Bixby in beta is already far more capable than any other digital assistant, would proudly be ditching google voice search when I get my Note 8.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to get it. I've been following the YouTube video of its betas, and it looks awesome.

8. nikhil23

Posts: 470; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Bixby Beta videos looked very cool. Can't wait to try it

10. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Actually looking forward to trying this out in real time

11. mrguy

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I just got my updates for bixby this morning and I wasn't in the beta. Please check your galaxy app updates

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