Samsung confirms it's working on a smart speaker

by Dominic Parks August 24, 2017, 2:21
Samsung confirms it's working on a smart speaker

Originally set to roll out in the USA and South Korea in the spring with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship phones, Bixby's arrival was delayed until July. In addition to South Korea and the United States, the assistant will now be available in countries including the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa, Samsung confirmed in a blogpost. The company has integrated a three-tier approach for its digital assistant - voice control, computer vision system for identifying objects through device's camera, and on-screen "Home" menu filled with info like weather forecasts and news. For example, "good night" can be set to turn on do-not-disturb, set an alarm, and turn on the blue light filter all at once, Samsung said.

A couple years after Amazon launched the Amazon Echo, and a year after Google launched the Google Home, and months after Apple announced the HomePod, Samsung has announced it is developing a smart speaker, too.

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To take advantage of Bixby Voice, you'll want to make sure that all the Bixby-related apps/services are updated. It is expected to come with Bixby Voice (English) feature out-of-the-box.

Samsung plans to continue expanding Bixby's voice capabilities to additional countries, languages, devices, features and third-party applications. Samsung mobile's CTO previously said it will expand availability of the virtual assistant to other devices at a later date.


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