I find this offensive and condensnding on Samsung's part. This is not a game & the U.S. is where you make your money.
Oreo was released SIX months ago in RTM, Samsung had Google's offer to assist over a YEAR ago.
This is a $950 device & I expect First class treatment and respect.
I will tell you, I am fed up with Samsung and will not be purchasing a Note9 or anything else.
Total B.S. and taking advantage of customers.
agree 1000%, slow updates and Bixby have turned me off Samsung forever.
Bixby is one if the things I like about the Note 8. It actually does things (macros, executes commands). None of the other devices can actually DO things like Bixby does.
For example, at bedtime, I say goodnight and it:
Turns off my lights in the house, sets DND, sets my wake alarm, sets blue light filter to 'on'.
I can make it do tons of cool stuff just by teaching it some custom commands AND it still does what other services do and looks up stuff for you, translates, etc.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with Bixby so far and where it's going.
I too am getting very tired of the slow OS updates by Samsung. They have been making android phones for d*mn near a decade. It does not take this long to mod the Android OS. I do not use Bixby-ever accepted the terms of service, never used it, not interested. Might have to start rooting again.