At the launch event of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in India, the Samsung, the South Korean company said that it will be rolling out Bixby voice feature with the Indian accent for the Indian consumers at the end of this month. Sticking to its words, Samsung has now rolled the Bixby voice feature for its supported smartphones in the Indian market.
At the moment, the smartphones which support Bixby is the high-end Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and the recently launched Galaxy Note 8. Users with the above-mentioned smartphones can activate the Bixby voice by saying ‘Hi Bixby’ hotword. As said earlier, Samsung has added the ability to understand Indian accents.
Samsung says that “it does not matter from which part of the country you are, Bixby will work hard to understand you and take care of your activities”.
“At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. With Bixby, the phone adapts to you and not the other way around. It’s a smarter way to use your phone and get more done. Keeping in mind the diversity of Indian accents and our commitment to ‘Make for India’, Bixby has been optimized to understand Indian accents,” said Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
That said, you can now interact with voice commands in your Samsung smartphone with Bixby voice. The primary reason for Bixby existence is Samsung looking to compete with Google and other major players with a voice assistant. Bixby takes on Google Assistant and Apple Siri in the digital voice assistant space.
Bixby lets you perform basic operations such as ‘set an alarm’, ‘send the picture just taken to Mom,’ etc. You can even set some commands such as ‘Good night,’ which puts the device into Do Not Disturb mode. Another much-needed feature added by Samsung in this update is the ability to change the default Bixby key functionality.
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