Here's How To Get Your Hands on Samsung's Bixby Voice Assistant


We're still waiting for Samsung's Bixby Voice to officially release, but the tech giant is offering a consolation prize of sorts for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners in the US.

From the sound of it, Samsung's still working on some tweaks here, using this limited launch to basically do some public beta testing.

If that's not the case, we hope we can count on our American cousins not to teach Bixby all of their bad English language habits.

The real Bixby will be less like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant with their answers to general interest questions and maybe a little more like Amazon Alexa, with voice control for various devices.

Injong Rhee, CTO and Head of R&D, Software and Services for Samsung Mobile, said, "We see Bixby as an intelligent interface for your phone - an integral part of our connected ecosystem".

Before you get too excited about buying the Galaxy Note 7 FE, I'll remind you that you might be better off waiting one more month. The company will also collect information from the program to improve the voice assistant and add new features, so you might want to read through its privacy policy to make sure you're OK with sharing the data the company might collect. Even though the phones launched with a dedicated Bixby button, the lack of voice support and generally mundane features have rendered the assistant essentially pointless.

That could be later today, tomorrow, or weeks from now. But that is changing at some point in the near future, as Samsung appears to ramping up preparation for the feature's arrival.