Samsung to Delay English-Language Launch of Siri Rival 'Bixby'

Those who have pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S8 ready for its global launch on April 21st will be able to take advantage of Bixby's augmented reality camera feature - dubbed Bixby Vision. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will launch in the USA on 21 April, but Bixby Voice won't be available later in the Spring.

Bixby enters a crowded field of digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence that includes Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa.

While Samsung's voice control won't be available at first, Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder all will be available from launch. Samsung did not give any reason for the delay in Bixby Voice rollout, but it is certainly a letdown since Samsung hyped the feature so much at the time of launch.

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The phone will also ship with Reminders, a diary app. Samsung said Bixby will focus on letting people control mobile apps with spoken directives.

Preorders for the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have begun and phones are expected to be in the hands of customers starting April 21.

The outlet further added that Samsung's Display division has been gradually ramping up its screen tech research efforts, with plans to roll out a limited batch of foldable handsets in the latter half of this year.

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According to Business Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone pre-orders are now far higher than the pre-orders which were seen at the time of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 device releases. One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby.

Bixby Vision, however, is good to go, and will allow users to search for products and information using the S8's camera.

Bixby was one of the flagship new differentiators for the Galaxy S8.

Alabama Supreme Court allows impeachment of governor to proceed
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