Last week, Samsung released much needed software to fix the red-tint display glitch in the Galaxy S8 series. Now, the company has rolled out another firmware with value-added features.
The Galaxy S8 series owners have begun to receive the new OTA (Over-The-Air) update, which brings the Bixby Voice feature.
Samsung Bixby is said to more advanced than rivals-Google Assistant, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa, but when Galaxy S8 hit global stores on April 21, it did not come with full fledged features. Sadly, the Bixby came with only Vision, Home, and Reminder, but the most important Bixby Voice feature was left out, as Samsung needed more time to optimise it.
Once upgraded with the new software, Galaxy S8 series owners can perform almost every task, even conventional touch gesture commands, on their phone using just the voice.
Currently, the rival digital assistants have mastered in a few select applications leading to confusion among users, which commands works via touch and voice.
For those unaware, Bixby is created by Samsung in association with the recently acquired start-up Viv Labs, which by the way is founded by Apple Siri-creators.
It is capable of integrating all the information available online. Instead of inclining on some select apps installed in the phone for a particular service, Bixby can also intuitively improve itself by learning users' preferences over time.
As of now, Bixby Voice feature update is being rolled out only in Samsung's home market South Korea. It is expected to made available with English accent recognition in US in coming days.
Watch this space for latest news on Samsung products.