Samsung recently launched its digital voice assistant, Bixby along with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The digital assistant wasn’t greeted with enthusiasm and people claimed that it was a step behind the competition like Siri and Google Assistant. When launched Bixby didn’t come with voice support which came after some time. Today a new report has come out stating that the company could be soon bringing major improvements to its digital assistant.
Samsung is said to be unveiling a new and improved version of Bixby, Bixby 2.0 at its own San Francisco Developer Conference on October 18 as per a report by The Korea Herald. The report also states that the version 2.0 of the digital assistant will be integrating support for third-party services. It is also being said that the company might foray into the Smart Speaker market with the help of Bixby 2.0.
Samsung had recently employed Chung Eui-suk as their Head of Service Intelligence at the South Korea headquarters. He was hired to help develop Bixby and other AI services.
Samsung Mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said,
“We will supplement the incomplete parts of Bixby 1.0 at Bixby 2.0,”
during the recent Galaxy Note 8 launch in South Korea.
This statement makes us believe that the company is definitely working on Bixby version 2.0 and will launch it soon. We also don’t have any confirmation from the company as to if they will unveil the upgrade within the next week, so we’ll just have to wait and see.