This is a good opportunity for the carrier to maximize the preorders for its variant of the Galaxy S8.

Citrix XenMobile also supports new Samsung capability known as Enterprise Firmware-Over-The-Air (E-FOTA).

Bixby is supposed to be Samsung's answer to the Siris, Alexas, Cortanas and Google Assistants of the tech world but it looks like Bixby's voice controls won't be enabled on April 21.

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.

It's important for Samsung to ensure that Bixby works correctly, noted Gerrit Schneemann, a senior analyst at IHS Markit. These are insane figures and if the pre-registrations continue at this pace, the tech giant is set to sell millions of Galaxy S8 and S8+ units by the time it stops accepting pre-orders on Monday next week.

A few hours ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and S8 + in France.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are scheduled to hit shelves in the USA and some other markets from April 21.

One of the awesome things about what companies like Samsung do at the big tech trade shows like CES and Mobile World Congress is the experience - the interactive displays that let you experience - in particular Virtual Reality - first hand.

Voice recognition requires an "immense orchestration" of software and services, said Ramon Llamas, a research manager at IDC.

Samsung hasn't yet started shipping out the first of its flagship phones for 2017, and the numbers are already looking impressive.

It now appears with the new Samsung QLED TV's have less of an emphasis on voice activation, the question now is whether Samsung will introduce Bixby into their TV range.

The Galaxy S8 Plus 128GB model - which comes with 6GB RAM in Korea and China - has proven the most popular, initial stock for which has run out in the pre-order sales. Pre-orders in the USA took off about a couple of weeks ago.

The result is that the first Galaxy S8 owners will be able to interact with three parts of Bixby: Home, Vision, and Reminders.

For Samsung, the record pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 represent a considerable remove from previous year when it experienced the embarrassing and costly recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after a problem with the battery caused some of the devices to catch on fire.


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