Voice Report – April 17, 2017

On Release, Samsung’s Bixby Won’t Support Voice

The built-in assistant on Galaxy S8 phones will not support voice functionality when it is released on April 21.

Burger King Commercial Activates Google Home
The fast food chain gained a lot of publicity for a 15 second TV spot that caused Google Home to read Wikipedia’s entry about The Whopper. People began modifying the Wikipedia entry and Google eventually disabled the requests.

Amazon Opens up Alexa Microphone Technology to Hardware Makers

Continuing their effort to get Alexa into as many devices as possible, Amazon has begun sharing their far-field microphone technology with select manufacturers.

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