Samsung’s Bixby to get Chinese language support on November 30

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When Samsung first launched the Bixby Assistant with its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, it only supported the Korean language. Skip forward a few months, May to be exact, the assistant could communicate in English. And now, after many more months, Bixby will finally be able to cater to the Chinese population.

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung will release the Chinese version of Bixby on November 30th. So, folks in China, get ready to start using Bixby, Bixby Vision, and everything that the Samsung  assistant has to offer.

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Samsung apparently conducted a test run of Bixby in China, in August, with the help of about 15000 users. So far, it only supports two languages, English and Korean. However, Samsung plans to add more to that list, including German and Spanish.

Bixby isn’t as good as the Google Assistant or Siri, but it has its own differentiating features. Also, Samsung really wants users to use the Bixby assistant on its flagship devices, even going as far as to including a Bixby button. Not many seemed to like that, and developers found ways to remap the button and put it to better use, such as launching Google Assistant.

If you’re a fan of Bixby, and live in China or speak Chinese, then you will be able to talk to the assistant by the end of this month. As of now, it only supports the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and the Galaxy Note 8. Do you use Bixby much? Let us know in the comments.

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