Bixby

Bixby is now available in more languages but with a catch

Samsung confirmed at its developers’ conference last month that Bixby will soon receive support for five new languages. The announcement was well received as many have long waited for Bixby’s language support to be improved.

It was actually due to support four new languages: Italian, Spanish, German and French. UK English was the fifth which just complements existing support for US English. Support for these new languages is now live (first spotted by AllAboutSamsung) but there’s a catch.

Additional Bixby language support limited to the Galaxy Note 9

You can start using Bixby in German, Spanish, French and Italian right away if you’re using it on the Galaxy Note 9. The assistant clearly mentions in the list of supported languages that these options are currently in beta. So expect to encounter some hiccups but it should work nonetheless.

Support for these languages isn’t available on the Galaxy S9 because Bixby 2.0 hasn’t arrived for this device as yet. The Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, ships with Bixby 2.0. These options are also available to those running the One UI (Android Pie) beta on the Galaxy Note 9. Even though the Galaxy S9 gets Bixby 2.0 on Pie, you won’t find them even if your device is on the beta. Clearly, the rollout of these languages has nothing to do with the Pie beta. Samsung updates Bixby separately so it’s keeping these options limited to the Galaxy Note 9 for now.

We have confirmed that these language options exist in Bixby on the Galaxy Note 9 running both Android Oreo and the Pie beta. They may only arrive for the Galaxy S9 once Pie is publicly released for the handset. Fortunately, users won’t have to wait for too long. Samsung has confirmed that it will release Android Pie for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 next month.

What language are you the most excited to try out on your Galaxy Note 9?

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cakirbay21
cakirbay21

bixby öldü yaşasın google

Biransahin
Biransahin

I just changed the language to UK English. It’s good to support betas!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

They really do test their users don’t they! 😡
Why does it need to be a Note9 exclusive!? Really am losing patience with Samsung. I’ve already decided to wait for the Note10, and I swear if they decide to give the S10 more focus than they have the Note9 this year. I’m jumping ship.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I believe this version of Bixby is only on 8.1, not 8.0, so it’s not possible yet for S9 or other older devices. It’s on my Note9 but not my wife’s S9 plus. She doesn’t care. Lol. It doesn’t matter, only us few tech geeks care about it. The millions of people who buy phones don’t care one bit.

Tuinpad
Tuinpad

Dutch…

Sasmuhd86
Sasmuhd86

Any news about when bixby 2.0 will arrived on Note8 and S9 family?

Biransahin
Biransahin

With Pie.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

Yeah… the “catch” is that it doesn’t work. I give it 1.5 years and then it will die as it should and be replaced with something better. Bixby on Note 9 is a joke. It constantly responds and tries to get me to book a ride with Uber or book a hotel reservation even though I do not do either of those nor am I asking it to do anything related.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I updated mine to UK English from US yesterday. It’s working very well so far. I use Bixby constantly, and as it’s a beta I’m very impressed. It’s worked seamlessly, not one bug to report so far. Try to speak clearly. Even as a human it’s difficult to understand some people.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

Ahhh. Maybe I should speak to it differently you say. Different as in do not speak the same way I do to Alexa, Google, and Dragon Speaking – you know… since those understand what I say nearly all the time.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Well, I use those a couple of those too, and they understand me almost as well as Bixby does. So, whar can I say? 😉 Maybe I have a Bixby friendly voice, as does my wife, but funny enough, she can’t get any sense out of Google Assistant, it just can’t understand her. I kid you not!! Lol.

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