Bixby to expand in terms of supported languages, functionality by the end of 2017

(Reuters/Brendan McDermid)Samsung SVP of Product Strategy Justin Denison introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8 during its launching in New York.

With Samsung's flagship smartphone launched recently, it is safe to say that things are just starting to heat up for some of its features, particularly its voice assistant.

According to the tech giant's official German website, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models will reach full functionality by the fourth quarter of the year. This means that its new AI assistant, Bixby, will be able to support more languages and expand its other capabilities even further.

The confirmation came in the form of a response from an inquiry in the FAQ section, asking when will Bixby be capable of addressing questions and follow commands in the German language. The response, when translated into English, says, "the functionality of Bixby probably from the fourth quarter of 2017 are available in Germany."

As for the other European languages, there is no confirmation as of the moment, although a report from Galaxy Club of the Netherlands speculated that most of the European languages, including Spanish, will likely be supported by the end of the year. Currently, Bixby is only able to support American English and Korean languages.

In other related news, the Samsung DeX Station is now available for pre-order on the online shopping website Amazon, as well as on Samsung's official website. The Galaxy S8's smartphone dock comes with a $149.99 price tag, and it will be released on April 20 on Amazon, while the Samsung confirmed its shipping by the early part of May.

"By docking the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ into the DeX Station, your phone will launch a special DeX mode on the connected external monitor and applications can be opened in multiple separate windows," said the product's official description. Furthermore, users can expect to have a "true desktop PC experience" when they connect their Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the DeX Station.

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are currently available for pre-order and will begin shipping starting April 21.

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