Samsung Electronics Co has finally released Bixby Voice in India one month after its international debut. A company executive in the country takes pride in the ability of the intelligent voice assistant to understand Indian accents.
Samsung India on Friday officially announced the much-awaited Bixby Voice launch in the country. However, only the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus owners, Galaxy Note 8 users will be able to take advantage of the smart assistant for now.
Asim Warsi, Samsung India's senior vice president for Mobile Business, says the company wants to deliver innovations to its consumers to improve their lives, stressing the role of Bixby to serve them accordingly.
"At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better," says Warsi in a statement. "With Bixby, the phone adapts to you and not the other way around."
Warsi adds that Bixby Voice is locally optimised by customising it to recognise the country's various native accents.
"It's a smarter way to use your phone and get more done. Keeping in mind the diversity of Indian accents and our commitment to 'Make for India', Bixby has been optimized to understand Indian accents."
In August, Samsung launched the voice assistant in 200 countries. It was first released in South Korea and in the US later. The first two countries became the testing ground of Bixby Voice wherein English and Korean are the only two languages it can understand.