Later this year, Samsung will finally kill its S Voice assistant, which has never really caught up with Apple’s Siri. A note on Samsung the support page indicates that S Voice will no longer be available from June 1, because reported by SamMobile.
Samsung’s first attempt at voice assistant, S Voice was introduced in 2012 in the Galaxy S III, but was buggy and slow. As 9to5 Google Remarks, S Voice was able to set reminders and make calls, but was unable to respond to users’ questions in a conversational manner, as Siri and Google Assistant are designed to do.
Samsung essentially replaced S Voice with Bixby in phones starting with the Galaxy S8 (although Bixby itself did not really impress critics of The edge either over its lifetime). Some of Samsung’s portable devices still have S Voice; the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Active have Bixby upgrades available and a similar upgrade will be provided to Gear S3 and Gear Sport after June 1, according to Samsung.