One of the biggest novelties of new Samsung flagship smartphones was Bixby – the company’s own voice assistant with totally unique features. Bixby already received praise from many users and now there’s a better version – during the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 in San Francisco, the South Korean company introduced Bixby 2.0.
The key change was that now Samsung positions Bixby as an assistant not only for smartphones, but also for all smart devices. The new version is able to handle natural language and predict the needs of users regardless of what device it interacts with. That way, almost every Samsung device, from smartphones to fridges and vacuum cleaners, will have its own “Bixby brain”.
As mentioned before, Samsung sees Bixby 2.0 as the core for managing the entire ecosystem of smart devices. Like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Samsung’s assistant will be open to developers to create and connect existing apps and services. Starting today, an updated set of Bixby SDK software for developers will be available in the beta version. In addition, the company also announced the launch of Bixby on Samsung TVs. The first to access this function will be residents of the United States and Korea.
Source: SAMSUNG NEWS