Bixby Voice release date for US possibly leaked

Samsung has made Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners in the United States wait for a very long time to get access to Bixby Voice. When it unveiled the new flagship in March this year, the company boasted that its new voice assistant can enable users to do everything that they can do by tapping on the display with just voice commands.

However, Bixby Voice wasn’t ready so it wasn’t available at launch. The company later delayed the release multiple times because apparently, it was having trouble making Bixby work with English. Some reports suggested that the lack of big data was proving to be a problem.

Samsung has only released Bixby Voice properly in its home country of South Korea. Galaxy S8 users there can take full advantage of the voice assistant and even perform tasks like sending money. The only caveat there is that the assistant only supports Korean language.

It appears that the Bixby Voice release date for the US has been leaked online today. An unnamed insider has posted a picture of what appears to be an email meant for staff on Reddit. The email claims that Bixby Voice is going to be released on Tuesday, July 18.

The email also contains a link to a webinar training which will help prepare employees to ensure that they are retail ready by launch.

While one can surely call into question the authenticity of this email, it has been so long since we’ve all been waiting for Bixby Voice, it would just be nice if it comes out on July 18.

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tonymohd
3 days 11 hours ago
tonymohd

its after 12 midnight in Korea … anyone has been given FULL access ? 🙂

friss
5 days 22 hours ago
friss
Will Bixby be just another app with its fate like ChatOn, Milk Music that Samsung tried so hard to replace but fail as users don’t give a crap about it. Samsung loves to try out new things (which is a + point) or replace something to its own version when we already have something like Google Assistant that is already working and proven. Bixby is half baked even until today when Samsung go ahead and launch in April, talk until Bixby is the best, they already have fail first impression and it’s consider as DOA to some users. Only time… Read more »
breezerke
6 days 11 hours ago
breezerke

I don’t think that bixby rols out to non English countrys….. See S voice that still not support dutch.

stondec
6 days 17 hours ago
stondec

They should have had it ready before announcing the feature in the first place. First impressions are critical. This app has already gotten a bad rep and is dead to some people.

For me, if it doesn’t live up to the hype when I get my Note 8, I’ll abandon it just like I’ve abandoned Google assistant.

o0MHJ0o
6 days 17 hours ago
o0MHJ0o

Haha! 😂 you guys make me laugh, you think the US has to wait a long time for anything! 😂

Ogishi
6 days 18 hours ago
Ogishi

Looks convincing. According to Samsung NZ official site, Bixby Voice will be available from Aug 9.

tonymohd
6 days 18 hours ago
tonymohd

I hope it’s available to other English speaking countries too.

It will be very frustrating to have it released in the US only.

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