Samsung has announced that its virtual Voice assistant Bixby is now available for customers in India. It was first introduced in company’s native country South Korea and last month, the company started rolling out Bixby Voice worldwide. It will be competing against AI-powered digital assistants such as Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and Amazon Alexa.
Samsung says that it had put months of rigorous efforts at its Research and Development centres to understand and adapt to Indian dialects and contexts. The company claims that it has thoroughly baked in support for various Indian accents, letting even those customers who have opted for English (US) language, make use of Bixby.
As mention earlier company started rolling out Bixby Voice worldwide, so it is already available in various markets in America and Europe. The main features will include the ability to talk to Bixby, take pictures and let it make sense of it, use it to set reminders, and receive recommendations for products, foods, and things to read. The virtual assistant offers “Quick Commands” feature that allows users to create a custom voice command to use in place of a sequence of one or more commands.
Unlike other AI-powered voice assistant Bixby will could only be used on few high-end models such as the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8 and a mid-tier Samsung Galaxy J7+.