Bixby starts rolling out in South Korea, but when will it hit the rest of the world?

People were talking about Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant, for months before it launched with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones. 

Except it didn’t actually launch — not entirely, at least. Bixby came without its most talked-about feature, but it wouldn’t be without it for long. Bixby Voice has started rolling out to S8 devices in some areas, but when will it hit the rest of the world?

In IT Blogwatch, we keep waiting.

So what is going on? Cosmin V. has some background:

Samsung’s personal digital assistant, Bixby, wasn’t ready…when the South Korean company released its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ less than two weeks ago.

However, Samsung informed customers that…the assistant will be distributed later on…it looks like it didn’t take too long for Samsung to start rolling out Bixby Voice services, as the South Korean company recently confirmed that it would launch the assistant today.

But Bixby did have some features when initially, right? JC Torres is very generous:

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