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Bixby Vision image recognition not working on Verizon yet

Samsung Bixby logo, image recognition not working on Verizon Wireless as of late April 2017
Samsung Bixby
The Amazon shopping feature offered by Samsung's latest flagships currently works on Galaxy S8/S8+ units on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, but Verizon customers cannot enjoy its benefits yet.

One of the most attractive features of the new Galaxy flagships was supposed to be the Bixby voice assistant. Sadly, it looks like Samsung is playing it wrong already. First, they do not allow users to remap the Bixby buttons in markets where the assistant will not be available in the foreseeable future. Second, we now hear that even in the US, some features do not work as they are supposed to.

In an article published yesterday, we read that "The largest wireless provider in the US confirmed to CNET on Friday that a new Amazon shopping function that's supposed to be built into the phone isn't available." Even more, Verizon also confirmed that there is no set timeline for the arrival of this feature, but those interested can get similar functionality via the Amazon shopping app.

Bixby Vision uses the same technology as that employed by Firefly, the image recognition platform used by Amazon in its own Fire Phone handset. Although widely considered to be a commercial flop, this handset can still be found in some markets for less than $150 USD, offering good value three years after its release.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-22 (Update: 2017-04-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.