Bixby Voice now functional in many countries, but users report tonnes of issues

Bixby Voice is plagued with problems amid soft launch.

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Samsung begins releasing Bixby Voice globally. Samsung

Bixby Voice has now been officially rolled out in international markets as confirmed by Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users around the world. However, the inconspicuous global debut of the smart voice assistant is beset by various issues, including problems with Dictation.

Samsung has begun letting out the much-anticipated Bixby Voice to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones outside the US and South Korea since Friday. Amid Bixby Voice's soft launch, device owners have been confused by the tech manufacturer's move.

IBTimes Singapore on Saturday reported the initial phase of the Bixby Voice global launching, which started with the updates for instrumental apps like Bixby Wakeup and Bixby Dictation.

Bixby Voice is now functional in the following countries: UK, Australia, Germany, South Africa, India, Norway, Romania, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, France, Afghanistan, Denmark, Iran, Pakistan, Tunisia, Spain, Malaysia, Italy, Argentina, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Belgium and Morocco, among many others.

Some users reported the smooth sailing use of the voice assistant, while others were met by issues. On Twitter, users report their complaints.

A user from India shows a broken Bixby Voice preview.

Another user from Malaysia says he cannot use the Dictation despite the update.

A user from Spain says the assistant is usable but it struggled to understand him.

Meanwhile, a user from Germany reveals Bixby Voice can understand the German language well. As of now, it remains a mystery when the Bixby Voice will start to go live in full swing. There are hints that it might happen on 22 August.

Stay tuned for updates!

This article was first published on August 20, 2017
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