Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners in the United States will have to wait a bit longer before Bixby arrives, as the AI assistant is reportedly having problems getting the English language down.

Aside from the DeX and Infinity Display, among other things, the Siri and Google Assistant competitor is touted as one of the key features of the South Korean brand's current flagship.

In other words, it was meant to take the user experience to a whole 'nother level along with the others, but it's getting delayed, which doesn't come as bad news for some people.

Bixby AI Assistant Needs An English Tutor

According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung is running into problems during internal tests of Bixby, particularly with grammar and syntax of the English language.

Put differently, it's having trouble constructing grammatical sentences, and that's a big no-no if the smartphone maker wants to make a splash in the scene.

Originally, Samsung scheduled to launch Bixby sometime in May, but because of the problems that turned up, it's now expected to roll out this June. That's not set in stone, however.

For the record, even though users can't talk to Bixby just yet, some of its features are already available, such as Vision, Home, and Reminder.

"Bixby Voice benefits from time to further enhance natural language understanding, and we are currently growing our user testing in the U.S. to prepare for launch," Samsung says.

Bixby And The AI Assistant War

From the look of things, Siri and Assistant don't have to worry about the upcoming contender for now because Samsung will need to resolve all the issues before Bixby can be considered as a threat of sorts.

Needless to say, Siri and Assistant already understand English well, not to mention that the latter is equipped to be friendly and humorous.

Interestingly enough, it does know how to rap and diss Siri, though. Obviously, it's not in English.

Galaxy S8 Doing Fine Even Without Bixby

Even though Bixby didn't come out hand in hand with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the smartphones are doing pretty well on their own in terms of sales and user satisfaction.

For one, Samsung did manage to get an impressive 720,000 preorders for the Galaxy S8 before it was released, despite coming hot on the heels of the whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

That market performance ended up as the "best ever" for the manufacturer, setting a new record.

As a refresher, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus hit the shelves in April, packing in a Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, and a ton of features.

To boil things down, English-speaking users isn't getting Bixby anytime soon, leaving the dedicated side button for the assistant on their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus useless for a bit longer.

With all said and done, what do you think of the delayed launch of Bixby in the United States? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.

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