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Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker

Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker

Would you purchase a Bixby powered smart speaker over an Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Samsung has promised further features for its smart assistant such as Bixby Vision, which will allow users to point their phone camera at an object and get relevant information.

Speaking with CNBC at the Galaxy Note 8 unveiling event, Samsung's Mobile President, DJ Koh, confirmed that the company is indeed working on a smart speaker and that it may be coming soon. With the announcement, Bixby Voice, which has been due since April, was first released in the United States in July, and now it is being made available in around 200 countries. It's a major win for Bixby, as the assistant has suffered from multiple delays and a lack of integrations lately.

The functionality has been rolled out to 200 countries today including the UK, Canada and South Africa and is available in English (US) and Korean.

Samsung plans to continue expanding Bixby's voice capabilities to additional countries, languages, devices, features and third-party applications. "As I mentioned I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and I want to be moving quite heavily on it", he added. "In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices".

What do you think about Samsung Bixby? It's pretty much a safe bet, though one can never assume. So why not a smart speaker?


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