Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

Samsung has released their long-awaited voice assistant Bixby, in Australia 
Samsung has released their long-awaited voice assistant Bixby, in Australia
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24 August, 2017

Industry watchers saw this coming, and now CNBC says it's confirmed that Samsung is working on a smart speaker like Amazon's Echo, Google's Home and Apple's HomePod.

Samsung appears to have overcome challenges with Bixby, which has now been expanded to and is functional in over 200 countries which include the United Kingdom and Canada.

It wasn't just the Galaxy Note 8 that was on show today at Samsung's Unpacked event, Samsung's president DJ Koh also confirmed the company is working on a Bixby powered 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.

Now the electronics giant is rolling Bixby out to new regions including the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa.

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But, technically, he didn't specify whether Samsung's speaker will feature Bixby. The digital assistant understands only two languages, Korean and English.

Samsung is jumping into the crowded smart speaker market and will soon launch a product that will put it in direct competition with tech giants including Amazon and Google.

"In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices", he added.

To take advantage of Bixby Voice, you'll want to make sure that all the Bixby-related apps/services are updated. Koh said Samsung wants to create a "fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and [he] want [s] to be moving quite heavily on it". 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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