Samsung's president confirms a smart speaker is on the way to compete with Google Home

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Following the Galaxy Note 8 announcement, Samsung is not slowing down at all. After confirming a new Gear S smartwatch will be unveiled on August 30, the South Korean company now claims a smart speaker is in the works as well.

Although Samsung's officials previously said the company has no immediate plans to launch a smart speaker, Sammy's president of the mobile division, DJ Koh confirmed such a device will be announced soon.

Moreover, Samsung's president says that his company is very serious about offering a solid user experience at home with Samsung devices, which is why it will be “moving quite heavily on it.”

The forthcoming Samsung smart speaker will compete with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod. Although DJ Koh did not provide any details about the design and look of the smart speaker he did say it will be powered by Bixby.

The new details confirmed by Samsung come in line with a previous report that claimed the company is working on a smart speaker, but the progress had been held back by the company's inability to roll-out the US English language version of Bixby in more countries.

With the recent launch of Bixby in more than 200 countries, work on Samsung's smart speaker can commence once again. Still, it's unclear whether the device will be introduced by the end of the year or we'll have to wait until 2018.

source: CNBC

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16 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So we have smart tvs, smart watches, and now smart speakers. What's next, smart bulbs? Smart shoes? Smart refrigerators?

2. Carlitos

Posts: 622; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lol I think we already have some sort of smart shoes. And smart bulbs and smart refrigerators

4. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Umm they all exist already. Philips hue, Nike self lacing,and Samsung smart fridge

8. Bankz

Posts: 2442; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thought samsung lied that they werent interested in the smart speaker market. Of course, they blatantly lied, as usual.

10. Tipus

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Yeah, bad samsung, how dare they to lie! ROFL :))))

14. iushnt

Posts: 3019; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Samsung is such a liar. We all should gate Samsung for this. Haha

13. iushnt

Posts: 3019; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I do have Phillips smart bulbs and it's really cool.

3. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

iTrolls are about to explode LMAOOOOOOOO

7. Nopers unregistered

Don’t have to be an “iTroll” to wonder how this could be better than google home.

9. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

You actually think that iTrolls have the ability to wonder how this could be better than google home?? Sir, you're hilarious LOL

5. cleatglitch

Posts: 154; Member since: May 25, 2013

i just want a smart robot

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Monkey see monkey do.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

The Irony.. You just telling that you're a monkey because your comment above isn't original..

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15. surethom

Posts: 1535; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I want a samsung or other supplier to make a smartspeaker with google home support, the sound on Google Home is awful.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Which aspect do you think Google could do better with the sounding of the Google Home?

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