Bixby’s voice is one major feat of Samsung that has again and again proven that the smartphone brand is premium and innovative. Similar to the iPhone’s Siri, Bixby allows for easy communication with the device, by allowing the user to speak to the device rather than write on the device.
Samsung introduced this feature with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and has since then been an unavoidable feature in the devices. However, reports from sources speaking to SamMobile says Samsung is about to stop support for Bixby on some of the versions of their Android. The affected ones include Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, S9, S9+, Note 8 and A9 which still run the Android 7.x Nougat or Android 8.x Oreo
It’s not a total deadlock anyway, as affected users can easily avoid this problem by updating their devices to the Android 9 Pie which would be available on all recent products from Samsung. Asides that, Android 9 supports a better version of Bixby that comes with new voice interaction, quicker response time and a better natural language.
This new development is said to take effect from January 1st, 2020, giving users enough time to make their decisions as regards updating their Androids or risk losing Bixby voice.