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Samsung delays Bixby's US launch

Samsung Bixby virtual assistant US launch delayed due to multiple problems
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Although the Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships are available in the US and Bixby should have been ready at launch as well, it looks like Samsung's virtual assistant is facing English syntax and grammar issues and fixing them might take a while.

As far as we can tell at this stage, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are pretty reliable. However, Samsung's latest flagships seem to have serious problems in the software department.

Although this is not the first time we hear of a Bixby-related problem, the most recent issue that affects the artificial intelligence-driven virtual assistant is severe. According to insiders familiar with this matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal, Bixby's US launch has been delayed due to English syntax and grammar-related problems that surfaced during testing.

The same sources mentioned above also revealed that Samsung's virtual assistant is now at least a few weeks away from finally reaching the "ready to launch" stage. The last time Samsung mentioned Bixby's US launch schedule, they said "later this spring" and now it is clear that will never happen. Remains to see if they manage to solve the issues and launch it by the end of June or at least by mid-July.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06- 2 (Update: 2017-06- 2)
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.