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Samsung to launch Bixby Voice assistant today, but is it ready for prime time?

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Samsung's personal digital assistant, Bixby wasn't ready for prime time when the South Korean company released its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ less than two weeks ago.

However, Samsung informed customers that Bixby Voice won't be available on the Galaxy S8 phones when they make their debut on the market and that the assistant will be distributed later on.

Well, it looks like it didn't take too long for Samsung to start rolling out Bixby Voice services, as the South Korean company recently confirmed that it would launch the assistant today.

A Samsung official was quoted saying that “Bixby Voice is going through an iterative process to build up a user's voice, instructions, and other knowledge through a learning engine called Deep Learning.”

If Bixby Voice services will provide users with the full experience that other AIs like Google Assistant, Cortana, Alexa, and Siri offer to some degree, it remains to be seen.

The good news is the rollout will begin today in South Korea and will slowly expand to more countries in the coming days.

If you've already bought the phone, Bixby Voice will be pushed OTA to your Galaxy S8 or S8+, so all you have to do is wait. In the meantime, you can check out what we think about Bixby assistant by reading our Samsung Galaxy S8 review.

source: Yonhap News (translated) via AndroidSoul

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