Samsung reminds us all that Bixby is an "iintelligent interface" that can "recognise the situation and context and provide users with an optimised experience".
We are then told that Bixby is enabled for "over 10 apps" which include "Gallery, Calculator, Weather, Reminders, Vix Vision, Messages, Settings, Clock, Contacts, Phone, Camera, etc".
At least, in their Korean versions – no doubt the English language teams will be working to enable Bixby in various English accents as well as a range of other languages throughout the year.
Naturally, as most modern software is evolved by its developers, it should come as absolutely no surprise whatsoever to hear Samsung promising its Bixby Labs apps "will improve usability based on user feedback and expand into official support apps".
So, if a Korean S8 or S8+ owner updates the Bixby App, Bixby Voice now becomes available.
Samsung explains that you can just say "Bixby" or you can press the dedicated Bixby button briefly, to activate Bixby to listen to your commands.
ZDNet suggests Bixby will still arrive sometime in May for US users, but any firm Australian launch date is still to be announced publicly.
If you’re curious, you can watch a bunch of official YouTube videos from Samsung with Bixby in action.
The videos are in Korean, but it’s all relatively self explanatory, for the system is meant to be easy to use, after all.
Meanwhile, a solitary S8 user in South Korea has complained of a burn-in problem in his week-old smartphone, in an article by the Korea Herald, which quoted a Samsung spokesperson stating: “An algorithm to prevent burn-ins is already equipped. Whether the consumer’s claim turns out to be true or not remains to be seen. At the moment, we are not receiving reports of other cases.”
Click the image below to be taken to those Samsung Bixby videos in action via YouTube.