Samsung’s very own digital assistant, Bixby, hasn’t exactly been well-received; it faced quite a number of delays and isn’t quite up to par to its competition. This, however, may change in the near future: Samsung is said to be releasing an upgraded version of Bixby dubbed Bixby 2.0.
Expected to be announced on 18th October 2017 in San Francisco at Samsung’s annual Developer Conference, Bixby 2.0 will allegedly expand to third-party services as well as integration beyond smartphones. Chances are, Samsung could be looking at some form of smart home integration.
Comparing to other existing virtual assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri, Bixby is not really performing up to par with its rivals. The lack of third-party support and sluggish voice commands makes it feel like an unfinished product; even Samsung admits that its own digital assistant still has room for improvement. Hopefully, these shortcomings will be addressed with the next version of Bixby.
More information on the upgraded Bixby will most likely be available after Samsung’s Developer Conference on 18th October. It will be interesting to see how Samsung will improve its own digital assistant, especially since it’s working closer with more third-party developers.
(Source: The Korea Herald)