Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ went on sale in the United States and many other parts of the world last week but without a crucial feature, Bixby Voice. It confirmed the absence of the feature last month but it has finally started to roll out the same, at least in its homeland.
As per a ZDNet report, Samsung started the Bixby voice roll out for Galaxy S8 users in South Korea earlier today. The feature is being made available to all users via a software update which should not be a big one.
Bixby voice feature makes it possible for users to trigger and access the artificial assistant by using their voice. They can use the voice to perform tasks like checking the weather, traffic update, adjusting the display brightness, playing music, watching videos, setting reminders, and setting alarms among others.
Prior to this update, Samsung Galaxy S8 users were able to use only Bixby Vision, Reminder, and Home functionalities. But now, they have the full suit of Bixby offerings at their disposable.
Samsung had earlier said that Bixby voice would be coming to the United States “later in spring” this year but with the roll out in South Korea, one can expect it to arrive even sooner. As for other markets, there is no information regarding the availability yet.