Samsung's Bixby is now available in more than 200

Samsung's Bixby is now available in more than 200

Samsung Bixby's voice assistant is now accessible in over 200 countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. It's already available in South Korea and the US, where it was launched in July after several months of delays. Voice assistants are billed as "smart interfaces to help get things done faster and easier," but in our own tests we find that Bixby is struggling with basic commands, and concludes that it's easier to just use the touch screen.

Bixby is available in US and Korean English, and Samsung claims voice assistants knowing from time to time, improving its functionality because it recognizes your way of speaking. "The expansion of Bixby sound capabilities is the first step in launching Bixby functionality," said Injong Rhee, executive vice president at Samsung Electronics in a press release. "Going forward, Bixby will have the power of learning to offer smarter and more personal interactions and smoother connections to more devices."Samsung says Bixby will be available in more countries, languages, devices and third-party apps from time to time. Galaxy S8 and S8 + users and next-generation samsung, such as samsung galaxy S9 and S9 + can access Bixby by pressing the dedicated Bixby button on the phone, or by saying "Hi, Bixby." Roll-outs come in a great week for Samsung, with the Galaxy Note 8 to be officially launched tomorrow In New York City.
Samsung has made its Bixby voice assistant available in the UK a day before the launch of its high-end Galaxy Note 8 smartphone.

The Korean tech giant has deployed Bixby in 200 countries, upping the stakes against Amazon and Apple in the battle to dominate the voice assistant market. Samsung's smart aide will will now be available to millions of users of its current flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Bixby is only available on the Galaxy S8 for now, and can be activated by updating the app.

Users can engage the voice assistant to help them by saying "Hi, Bixby", or by holding down a dedicated Bixby button on the side of Samsung's Galaxy S8.

It can be used to perform multiple actions through voice commands that would normally require several clicks and applications. For example, users can say "good night" to turn on do-not-disturb and an alarm.
Bixby can also perform actions such as taking a selfie and sharing it on social media, respond to voice commands while driving or set a specific voice password.

The global expansion of the voice assistant comes as Samsung is preparing for the launch of the Note 8. It is a tense time for the firm's reputation, after last year's botched release of the Galaxy Note 7.

A fault with the Note 7 battery led to a global recall that cost the company billions of dollars. The Note 7 sold around 2.5 million phones ahead of the recall.
Samsung teased its Note 8 smartphone under the tag line "do bigger things" in a post on Twitter earlier this month. Its Galaxy Note phones feature large "infinity" displays, a stylus pen and a powerful camera.

The release of the smartphone comes a few weeks ahead of the anticipated launch of iPhone 8. The Apple smartphone is expected to have an OLED screen, wireless charging and no home button.