Samsung’s Bixby rollout is delayed further

Samsung's Bixby is reportedly having problems with data and communication, which are stalling its widespread release.

The English language debut of Samsung’s assistant Bixby will be further delayed because Samsung lacks the data it needs to fuel deep learning.

That’s according to the Korea Herald, which cites an anonymous source that said US engineers working on the English version are facing geographical and language barriers when it comes to communicating with management in Korea, which has also stalled the development process.

Bixby launched in South Korea in May. At that point, Samsung said Bixby would be available in the US later in the spring.

The Korea Herald reports it will now be fall at the latest.

A Samsung rep did not respond to a request for comment by deadline.

Some Bixby features were available with the global launch of the Galaxy S8 in April. Samsung also offered Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US early access to Bixby voice control in June.

According to Samsung, Bixby is not just a voice assistant but rather a new intelligent interface as it enables consumers to do anything they would do via touchscreen or keyboard by voice as well.

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