In the days before the Galaxy S8 was released, Samsung confirmed that the phone’s Bixby Voice feature wouldn’t be available at launch. Now more details on the Bixby Voice delay have surfaced.
Samsung’s Bixby Voice feature is unlikely to launch in the US until at least late June, say sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal. One tipster adds that the reason for the delay is that Bixby is have issues understanding English syntax and grammar.
Bixby Voice lets you perform actions in select apps using just your voice. Samsung previously said that it would launch Bixby Voice in the US “later this spring”, and that’s still a possibility since spring lasts until June 20.
Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US aren’t totally Bixby-less, as they’ve still got access to features like Bixby Home (shown above), which provides at-a-glance info about things like your schedule and news, as well as Bixby Vision, a feature that uses the GS8’s camera to do things like identify products and help you buy them. Bixby Voice is still a major part of the Bixby experience, though, so here’s to hoping that Samsung can get the future out to US consumers soon.