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Samsung Bixby might go global

Samsung Contacts update reveals possible Bixby global launch (Source: SamMobile)
Samsung Contacts update (Source: SamMobile)
Without any official confirmation of a Bixby global launch yet, Samsung updated its Contacts app and added "Bixby English global launching" to its changelog. For now, the US remains the only market where Bixby is available with English language support.

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 lineup is very popular in the high-end sector of the market, but one of its main selling points still needs to go live in most markets. Bixby Voice was only available in South Korea at launch, supporting the Korean language alone. In the meantime, US customers received the voice assistant with English support, but they had to face a few delays.

Fortunately, it looks like "Bixby English global launching" is now imminent. This text appears in the "What's new" section when upgrading the official Samsung Contacts app to version 3.1.16.4, a build that became public yesterday.

There are a few good millions of Samsung Galaxy S8 users around the world who would like at least to be able to remap the Bixby button, especially since some smaller market will never get Bixby Voice support for the local language. However, we expect to see English support for Bixby rolling out in the UK, Canada, and other English-speaking regions. When it will happen is something that needs to be unveiled by Samsung.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-11 (Update: 2017-08-12)
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.