[Update: Dictation working] Samsung is rolling out Bixby updates across the globe

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Samsung’s voice assistant Bixby was first launched in South Korea several months ago. The company eventually released it for users in the United States as well. It’s certainly going to roll out Bixby in other markets across the globe but Samsung is yet to confirm when it will do that.

We recently reported that there’s a possibility that Samsung is preparing Bixby Voice for a global roll out. It would make sense for the company to do so. Galaxy S8 owners in markets where Bixby isn’t available have already been made to wait for a very long time. It’s about time that they get access to this feature.

Samsung is rolling out updates for a bunch of Bixby apps today across the globe. The apps that have been updated today include Bixby, Bixby PLM, Bixby Wakeup, Bixby Dictation and Bixby Global Action. We’ve received reports of these updates from the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Netherlands, Germany and more.

It seems that Samsung is only rolling out app updates for now and it’s yet to flip the server-side switch which will enable Bixby for users in these markets.

One UK-based user who received these updates reached out to Samsung over Twitter and was told that Bixby Voice isn’t available in the UK at this point in time. Our own UK-based team members have confirmed that despite the update, Bixby Dictation isn’t working as yet.

Samsung should really be more clear about its global launch plans for Bixby. This confusion isn’t helping anybody.

Update: One of our team members in Germany is able to use dictation feature, though he finds that the transcription quality leaves a lot to be desired. Do try on your own device with Samsung’s default keyboard by holding down the Bixby key to start dictating.


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strazzi
2 months 29 days ago
strazzi

anyone haveing problems with bixby and google maps? Bixby dont know that the google maps are installed

shtat
2 months 30 days ago
shtat

I just got the bixby final full update here in Qatar and some other middle eastern countries .. and it is working like charm

2 months 30 days ago
Frantzeskos Vorias

All i get when using voice dictation is No Network Connection , no signal found for mobile networks.
Am connected through wifi. ANyone with same problem>

o0MHJ0o
3 months 2 hours ago
o0MHJ0o

Voice dictation works well on the Samsung UK keyboard. and has the Bixby UI too!

prince775
3 months 1 day ago
prince775

I have updated Bixby But no Bixby voice enable

bhanups
3 months 1 day ago
bhanups

I have updated Bixby But no Bixby voice enable . Can anyone tell what is that update?

auctyvance
3 months 1 day ago
auctyvance

It was just to prepare for the launch on the 22nd August I think. Here in South Africa Bixby Voice will launched next week 22nd August..

chippyuk
3 months 15 hours ago
chippyuk

Source for the release date? No one else seems to have this information???

samhate
3 months 1 day ago
samhate

Croatia also got the update. But I wonder when Bixby voice will work.

adrscu
3 months 1 day ago
adrscu

I got this update also in Romania.

prince775
3 months 2 days ago
prince775

there is no bixby voice after update any one have bixby voice after update ????????????????

prince775
3 months 2 days ago
prince775

In Saudi Arabia too

Satveer
3 months 2 days ago
Satveer

Got in India also

iainclaire
3 months 2 days ago
iainclaire

Dont worry guys, Bixby will work in 12 months time! Love samsung phones but hate the slow updates for everything. Just look at Samsung pay! Waited nearly 2 years for that to be released in the UK. They were that slow i was so used to Android pay and here in the Uk we didn’t even get the MST function that it became irrelevant. Samsung need to up their game in a big way.

fazdnoah
3 months 2 days ago
fazdnoah

So where is the bixby key??
I couldnt find any key

Klayens
3 months 2 days ago
Klayens

I’ve received the update here in the Philippines. Trying the Bixby Dictation gives me an internet connection error but I am connected to the wifi. I tried on mobile data, same results.

Fifty21
3 months 2 days ago
Fifty21

Got update France but dictation doesn’t work

pedrinho1977
3 months 2 days ago
pedrinho1977

Only works with English keyboard from samsung and by pressing Bixby button remember for now just English and Korean.

tizen99
3 months 2 days ago
tizen99

I’m from Germany and it works here with the German keyboard as well. It also understands German and not only English and Korean.

nathan807
3 months 2 days ago
nathan807

As people said Bixby is not working in India. it is just formal update because people are asking about Bixby update, So samsung just made this update. Nothing else. No worry, Be Happy S8 & S8+ customers.

Lukasz1536
3 months 2 days ago
Lukasz1536

Bixby Dictation in the UK is working 🙂

Ali Elham
3 months 2 days ago
Ali Elham

Got update in Afghanistan too!!!

GP1
3 months 2 days ago
GP1

Demark too (Nordic -NEE).

3 months 1 day ago
Bo Cramer

Hej Danmark ! Hvor henter du opdatering til Bixby ? Der er ikke nogen på Google Play ? Jeg er lige ny ved at hente den månedlige opdatering til min S8+ så måske efter denne opdatering, jeg kan hente den du har til Bixby ? Kan du bruge den til noget ? Jeg er godt klar over at den ikke kan funger på dansk men Engelsk burde jo være eller blive en mulighede ?

moj1377
3 months 2 days ago
moj1377

iran too, but doesnt working yet!

auctyvance
3 months 2 days ago
auctyvance

Had a chat with Samsung on Wednesday here in South Africa. A Samsung consulted said Bixby voice will launched on the 22 August.. also got the bixby updates today..

3 months 2 days ago
Jeong YG

Got update @ australia too!
But it doesnt seem to work though.

markstep1
3 months 2 days ago
markstep1

updated and it does UAE, was working before the update

atifnauman123
3 months 2 days ago
atifnauman123

In pakistan too.I ask samsung about this updating Bixby apps,they are saying that they are testing Bixby and will be available in shortest time.

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