Bixby voice assistant now available globally on Galaxy S8 devices

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Samsung has launched the Bixby voice assistant in 200 countries today. The roll-out comes just a day ahead of the expected Galaxy Note 8 launch. Samsung S8 and S8+ users can now download the latest Bixby update.

Bixby voice assistant now available globally on Galaxy S8 devices

The Bixby assistant roll-out brings with it upgrades for Bixby, Bixby Global Action, Bixby Dictation, Bixby Wakeup and Bixby PLM. In fact the update had been rolling out in several markets throughout the weekend.

Samsung also tweeted today a short teaser of Bixby voice with the release date for August 22.

Bixby is a virtual assistant similar to Apple's Siri and Google's Ok Google. Bixby was available on Samsung S8 devices right from the launch of the device although the voice assistance was rolled out a couple of months after the release of the device. However, the feature was only released to S8 devices in South Korea and the US.

With expectations of Galaxy Note 8 coming out tomorrow, it is quite plausible that the upcoming device will have Bixby voice assistant support with a couple of extra features.

The voice assistant has been released in UK and Australia as well. Users who have already installed the update can simply activate the voice assistance feature by saying "Hi Bixby". Those of you who haven't installed it yet all you need to do is press the dedicated side button or swipe across the home screen to Bixby. The prompts for installing the latest version will be provided in a step-by-step format.



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