To recap, Samsung had launched Bixby alongside the Galaxy S8, touting it as one of the phone’s main highlights and dedicating an entire button to it.
Alexa is Amazon’s digital assistant, capable of answering questions, making web searches and quips by pulling information from the Cloud. A year later, Google introduced “Google Home” and has also controlled 25%of the same market.
Samsung, coming from a disastrous P.R mess that the Samsung Note 7 caused would be seeking to renew its image in the worldwide market.
The English version of Samsung’s voice-assistant Bixby has been delayed because the company “lacks accumulation of big data”, which is key to deep learning for any technology, reported The Korea Herald.
For the want of a good assistant, Bixby-powered Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users may soon start getting used to the Google Assistant.
Samsung’s U.S. launch of Bixby, its voice-powered assistant meant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, has been further delayed due to a lack of big data.
Even if the English version does launch, there’s no indication that a UK English version is anywhere close to ready. Bixby Home works as a hub of unified card-like reminders, social media updates, and current news. The priority for Samsung is to make Bixby’s English version available for the Galaxy S8.
The idea of a smart home enabled by the internet of things has so far remained an elusive dream. It is expected to feature Harman Kardon speaker as the well-known audio system brand has been acquired by Samsung. A recent survey has revealed that 36 million users in the US use a smart speaker at least one time in a month.
To recall, Injong Rhee, executive vice president and head of R&D, Software and Services, Samsung Electronics, said in a blog post earlier this year, “Starting with our smartphones, Bixby will be gradually applied to all our appliances”.
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