After all those messed up with Galaxy Note 7 with no one to blame, Samsung is now trying it’s hand with ‘how to mess up your launch’. Samsung’s Bixby Voice Assistant is one of the most liked feature of the Galaxy S8 and company’s very important selling point for it’s next flagship. Now a report says that the Bixby’s voice control won’t be ready in time when the device starts shipping to US consumers on April 21st. That means you won’t be able to talk to the Galaxy S8’s voice assistant.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus announced last month and will launch to different regions in coming days. Bixby Voice control was not going to be available outside of the US and South Korea at launch anyway, but now the US owners will also have to wait for some more time after the device launch. The voice control feature will reach the owners with a software update to be released later this spring.
In a statement to The Verge, Samsung said:
“Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home, and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21. Bixby Voice will be available in the US on the Galaxy S8 later this spring.”
At the time of launch, the voice control feature of the Bixby Assistant will be available only in the Korean language. The voice part will be delayed for a bit in the US English and it will take more time for other languages owners of the Galaxy S8. Although, the other features including Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder will still work globally at launch.
It’s a quite disappointment that the most talked and awaited feature of the Galaxy S8 flagship won’t be ready out of the box for the consumers. It will be interesting to see if this would make any affect to the S8’s sale at the time of launch or not and if the consumers will held up their money until the Bixby Voice arrival. What’s you take on this, share your views via comments.