Samsung has announced the Bixby 3.0 update which adds support for Indian English that is aimed at controlling of daily scenarios through the new and improved Indian English avatar. With this Bixby can now understand Indian names, places, relationships, content, and recipes amongst others.
It can also assist users with several things throughout the day. For example, you can check the weather in Bengaluru, call Maa or Bhaiya on your way to work, search for Diwali pictures on your smartphone and a lot more. All you have to do is ask Bixby! You can seamlessly connect your Galaxy smartphone to your television set with simple voice commands such as ‘Hi Bixby, show Bengaluru vacation photos on TV.’
How does it work?
- Existing Bixby users will see a banner on top of their Bixby app screen on supported devices.
- Clicking on this banner will enable Indian English on their device
- New Bixby users must select Indian English while setting up Bixby on supported devices
Bixby with Indian English support is currently available on the flagship Galaxy S21 Series and the latest Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones.It will soon roll out to other devices including Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S20 Series and Galaxy Note20 Series.
Commenting on the launch of India-centric feature, Giridhar Jakki, Senior Director and Head, Voice Intelligence Team, Samsung R&D Bangalore, said:
At Samsung, our endeavour is to offer effortless experience to our consumers via breakthrough technology. The latest update, which brings support for Indian English in Bixby 3.0, takes us one step closer in this direction. India being a culturally rich country, it was important for us to ensure that Bixby understands the different accents and native terms spoken across the country. Our diverse teams at R&D centers in Bengaluru, Delhi and Noida made sure that we covered as many flavours of spoken English in India as possible.