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Bixby Voice makes its debut in South Korea

Bixby Voice is reportedly available for consumers in South Korea. / Samsung Newsroom:

Samsung has reportedly made the voice command feature on intelligent device interface Bixby available to customers in South Korea.

That’s according to ZDNet, which also reports Samsung enabled the voice command service at 1pm KST on Monday (May 1) “after sending a notice in the morning to users of the [Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models]”.

While some Bixby features were available with the global launch of the Galaxy S8 in April, Samsung reportedly said Bixby Voice will be available in the US “later this spring”.

ZDNet also noted Samsung said previously it wanted to “fully prepare before rolling out voice”. It certainly has plenty of competition.

CNet reports a Samsung spokesperson in the UK said Bixby will be available in US English later this spring and “will expand to more languages globally over time”.

Per ZDNet, on the upside, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus had over 1m pre-orders in South Korea and Samsung saw double-digit growth from the previous model. However, some consumers have complained about red-tinted screens and “random restarts”.

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