Bixby Supports Two Languages Only; Release Too Prematurely?

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Did Samsung release Bixby too soon?

Samsung has finally responded to a lot of unanswered questions about the Galaxy S8 a few days ago. Now that the new flagship phone is finally unveiled, it is only a matter of time before consumers get to use the Galaxy S8. However, apart from the impressive feature set and accessories, one particular feature of the phone really stood out. Bixby, Samsung’s very own digital assistant, comes with the Galaxy S8 by default.

As anyone would expect, Bixby is still in its early stages. In fact, at the time of unveiling, the application is still under development. It is still rough around the edges as it only offers a handful of accessible features. To make things a bit more complicated, according to Samsung, Bixby will only support American English and Korean at the moment.

While not entirely a big deal, this limitation just makes Bixby seem more like it is half baked. It also looks like Samsung rushed the development and to coincide with the release of the Galaxy S8.

Did Samsung release Bixby too soon?

Samsung Galaxy S8 with Bixby (via

Because of these shortcomings, many now think that Samsung might have released the Bixby a little bit prematurely. Perhaps the company needs to take more time to actually present consumers a product that is fully functional and not half-broken.

Nevertheless, Samsung’s efforts on the personal digital assistant is a step forward to the right direction. Many mainstream product makers right now are providing their own versions of digital assistants. And from the looks of it, it is the next big thing in mobile devices.

Whether or not Samsung makes sense of what Bixby can actually do, it is still too soon to tell. Obviously, the application still needs a lot of tweaking here and there. But eventually, Samsung will be able to patch those issues and shortcomings very soon. Hopefully, not too long though and that it will not stagnate just like what happened to Apple’s Siri. For more updates on Bixby and the Samsung Galaxy S8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel 2: Should You Wait for Google’s Next Android Phone Instead?

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