Samsung's Siri rival won't be ready for US launch

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not available in stores, people are already circulating rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S9 model. It's worth noting, however, that we ran into bugs as recently as two weeks ago when previewing the new Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 is one of the most exciting Android phones in years, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.

However, the company made a swift U-turn and announced Bixby availability for United Kingdom users, but said it would be optimised for Korean and American users.

Will Bixby launch later in spring or will it arrive sooner? They will start at £2250 ($2,810 USD).

The company heavily promoted Bixby when it unveiled the Galaxy S8 in March, insisting it's "fundamentally" different from rivals like Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana. After the alleged acquisition by Viv labs on the company for building Bixby out of a purchased AI from Apple's Siri developers, Samsung noted that Bixby will launch a little late for the USA customers.

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Anyone caught in breach of the law could face up to two years in prison, as well as large fines and publication of their identity. The new law - an amendment to the existing Animal Protection Act - bans the "slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption".

Samsung says some features, including Home, Reminder, and Vision, will be ready for use on the global versions of the Galaxy S8, when it goes on sale later this month. These additional features allow Bixby to learn your general routine and keep track of what you need to do each day.

Samsung included a dedicated button on the phone's side for Bixby in an effort to place the spotlight on it and differentiate it from other smart assistants. Thus, display size, as well as display technology, is becoming more and more important. "Bixby Voice will be available in U.S. English later this spring, and will expand to more languages globally over time".

Here, though, Samsung mostly wants Bixby to make navigating its phones less complicated.

However, the hotly-anticipated smartphone will be missing one of its key new features.

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