Bixby Voice is now available in the Philippines

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Ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch tomorrow, Samsung is making Bixby Voice available around the world.

Rolling out today in 200 countries icluding Philippines, Bixby Voice is an “intelligent interface” that allows users to control some aspects of their phone’s functionality using natural language voice commands like google assistant.

Bixby Voice was previously only available in South Korea and the United States, but now Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users worldwide can use it. However, Bixby still only understands US English and Korean, and Samsung warns that not all accents, dialects and expressions are recognized at this point. so try your Filipino accent English and see if it will work

If you own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus and your language is US English or Korean, you can start using Bixby Voice by pressing the dedicated button on the device. We tried to activate the feature on a Galaxy S8 unit in Germany, without success. It looks like this is a stage rollout, or Samsung hasn’t flipped the switch on the rollout just yet.

Since the Galaxy S8 launched this early this year, Samsung took a lot of flak over the way it mishandled the release of Bixby Voice.

The Korean company hyped the feature during the launch, but most users got a gimped version without voice support that was pretty much useless. The presence of dedicated button only aggravated users upon its launch.

The Galaxy Note 8 will be launching tomorrow and have a  Bixby button as well, and it seems like the global rollout of English and Korean voice support is meant to sweeten the pill for the millions of users out there that won’t get Bixby in their languages for months or even years.
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Source: Samsung

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