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Bixby Vision is crippled on Verizon’s Galaxy S8 and S8+

If you’ve read any recent reports about Samsung’s AI-powered personal digital assistant Bixby, you would probably know that its highly-anticipated voice recognition and voice command functionalities aren’t ready yet for is launch in the US. However, it is now being reported that its image recognition capability is crippled as well, at least on Verizon’s units.

Bixby Vision, a feature that can identify text and recognize objects, is limited in functionality on Verizon’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ units in the US. According to a report from CNET, Bixby Vision doesn’t include the Amazon shopping option which lets users point the Galaxy S8’s camera at certain objects so that they can get links to shop for those objects online.

Verizon has confirmed the issue, and said that it is working with Amazon to solve it. In the meantime, the carrier is asking its customers to use Amazon’s app on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ for “the same photo and shopping experience.” This makes Bixby even less useful for those who want to use it. Bixby is expected to be released in Germany sometime in Q4 2017.

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socalrailroader
socalrailroader

Bixby Vision shopping is now live on Verizon, I got the update tonight on my S8+in the Galaxy App Store.

joneil0022
joneil0022

Not a big deal to me. I would like to know how to eliminate the vision garbage in the camera app. It gets in the way.

preime101
preime101

” it is working with Amazon to solve it.” business speak for: “we are “negotiating” a cut of profits with Amazon”

obsydian
obsydian

Odd as on my UK S8+, Bixby is working and the Vision works (not very well), its irrating as the Bixby Vision icon is always on display on my camera.

Anyway, the hardware key is a waste and i keep thinking its the volume down, then Bixby i don’t like, maybe if it integration Google Notes/Keep and Waze, but at the moment i have no desire to ditch Google Keep/Notes to start over with Bixby.

Queue only worth solution if to remap the Bixby button and somehow get rid of that useless Bixby vision icon.