Although Samsung has reason to be pleased about its slick new Galaxy S8 phone, the company wasn’t able to ship the device with arguably its most important feature when it went on sale last month: the Bixby voice-activated assistant.
ZDNet reports that the feature is now live for Galaxy S8 owners in Samsung’s home market of South Korea. That’s a relief, as it could mean that Bixby will soon be available across the world.
With Bixby, you’ll be able to use your voice to command your phone to do things like make calls, set alarms, schedule calendar appointments, and launch apps. There’s a separate component that surfaces contextual information on your home screen, which is already live.