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.