Samsung appears to be quite confusing when it comes to its in-house virtual assistant dubbed Bixby. At times, the chaebol appears to be not focussing on it while at other times, the contrary happens. Well, Samsung has now rolled out a new Bixby update in the Indian market. The new update brings the Bixby 3.0 version to the table. With the new version, Samsung brings support for Indian English along with country-specific features.
Bixby 3.0 gets Indian English support along with India-specific features!
With the new update, Bixby now supports Indian English and its context. This means that the digital assistant can now understand Indian names, contacts, places, relations, recipes, content, and whatnot. You can now use Bixby to find local content such as local cuisines, check the weather in your city, start a yoga timer, and more. Bixby can now also understand Indian words for relationships which should come in very handy.
Bixby app now allows users to set relationships and their names by heading over to the profile icon. For instance, you can set Amma as a name to your mother’s contact. You can now simply say ‘Hey Bixby, call Amma’. T0 be honest, these Indian relationship names would come in very handy for every Galaxy smartphone owner.
It is worth noting that Bixby 3.0 is currently available for three Galaxy devices namely Galaxy S21, A52, and A72. If you any of these Galaxy smartphones, then you might have already received the new Bixby update. If not, then you should in the coming days as the company might be pushing it out in batches. Once updated to Bixby 3.0, you can go ahead and change the language to English (India) from the language option in the settings of the assistant.
We’re hoping the smartphone maker to soon bring the update to more Galaxy devices in the coming months. It looks like the company is first testing out all these new features with these three devices and will soon roll it out to more devices.
Future of Samsung’s in-house digital assistant
Previously, Samsung brought other additions to its digital assistant. We saw the redesigned Bixby UI six months ago along with the support of Samsung DeX. With all these new India-specific features, Galaxy owners might end up using Bixby a bit more than before. With that said, the future of Bixby is still unclear as it seriously lacks in other departments.