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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20 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

2. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Just like Siri

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Signed up for sure...

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

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

11. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

5. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 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?

9. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 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.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

21. Smat1234 unregistered

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.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 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...

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The S8 is outstanding.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yes sir!

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30906; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. izim1

Posts: 1595; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

8. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

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

13. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

19. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

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

15. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

20. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1025; Member since: Jan 17, 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

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