With just a few days left for the global roll-out of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the South Korean smartphone maker has updated its Bixby AI. With the latest upgrade, Bixby can now understand more languages, including some regional languages in India as well.
According to a report, Samsung has rolled out updates to Bixby, Bixby Global Action, Bixby Wake up, Bixby Dictation, and Bixby PLM in countries like the U.K, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Africa, India, Netherlands, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Iran, the UAE, Australia, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Argentina.
Samsung users all over the world have been tweeting about the Bixby update, however, there are users who have been facing glitches regarding the same. For those who have not received the update yet, the update is rolling out in stages and will reach the compatible handsets eventually.
The Voice update which was launched back in May was initially available to only Korean speaking users and was later activated in US English. Now, the company seems to have updated the feature to come in various other languages in its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Currently, it is working in sync with its native applications, however, the company is reportedly working to ensure that the Bixby Voice feature works on third-party apps as well.
There are rumours that Samsung will activate the Bixby Voice service on a global scale on August 22, a day before the Galaxy Note 8 is slated for launch. According to a report, users in Germany have been facing problems with the Bixby Dictation feature, with complaints that the transcription quality is not something to write home about. For users in the UK, where the update was pushed out yesterday, this feature is apparently not working.
It is very likely that the current glitches and other errors will be rectified once Samsung unveils the latest version of its high-end phablet series – the Galaxy Note 8. To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a huge 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. The device is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, shipped with a massive 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage on board can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
On the imaging front, the Galaxy Note 8 features dual 12MP cameras with f/1.7 and f/2.4 apertures each, OIS, PDAF, and dual-tone LED flash on the rear. Up front, there is an 8MP selfie-camera with f/1.7 aperture. The handset is backed by a 3,300mAh battery and is said to run on the latest Android O. Samsung has scheduled an ‘Unpack’ event on August 23 to announce the device and the company is rumoured to start receiving pre-orders of the phone from the next day on August 24.