We could see Bixby 2.0 at Samsung's Developer Conference next week

We could see Bixby 2.0 at Samsung's Developer Conference next week
This coming Wednesday, October 18th, Samsung will be holding its annual Developer Conference in San Francisco. During the event, we could see Bixby 2.0 unveiled. The virtual personal assistant made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, and now Samsung wants to find third party products and non-smartphone devices that can benefit from having Bixby 2.0 on board.

Unfortunately for Samsung, Bixby has not been warmly welcomed by the public. Problems getting the virtual assistant to understand English forced it to be delayed for about two months. In addition, there seems to be an overabundance of virtual assistants. The less than enthusiastic response for Bixby has led Samsung to replace the executive in charge of the assistant, as we told you yesterday.

One of the non-smartphone products that could be important in building up support for Bixby is a smart speaker. This is the device that launched Amazon's Alexa, which has become one of 2017's tech stars. While Samsung denied in July that it was going to make such a product, the very next month the company confirmed that a smart speaker is on the way. And like Amazon has done with Alexa, Samsung would love to see Bixby employed as an option on third party products right alongside or in place of Google Assistant. For example, Alexa can be found as an option on the HTC U11 and the Huawei Mate 9 smartphones.

Samsung’s mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin said that gaps in the capabilities of the first-generation version of Bixby, will be filled in Bixby 2.0. The executive said, "We will supplement the incomplete parts of Bixby 1.0 at Bixby 2.0." He added that "Outside developers will participate in the development of Bixby 2.0 although they could not for Bixby 1.0 due to time shortage." Still, the head start that Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana have over Bixby could make it more difficult for the latter to pick up a steady stream of users from the older assistants.

source: KoreaHerald via DroidLife

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39 Comments

1. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

We might see it, but Samsung's handsets might/not receive it. Android sucks in this aspect regardless of the OEM.

2. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

y ? I mean s8 phones & note 8 should get the new version via an OTA update !! this update will be from Samsung & has nothing to do with android. If they don't update this year's phone....they will again face criticism.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Bixby can also be independently updated, without an Android firmware update.

29. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

I was not just talking about bixby but I actually meant overall UI and other software experience also. The galaxy S7/edge is running nougat but does the software look anywhere close to what's offered with the S8/S8+/Note 8? Nope, nowhere close. It happened to me when my Note 2 didn't receive a single UI element of the Note 3. Not even the S-Pen UI. That was my last Samsung device.

38. conceptvbs1

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

We are talking about Bixby. You are talking about something else. Stick with the topic please.

4. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It has nothing to do with Android.

9. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Samsung Developer Conference... I can only smile when I read this. Samsung has no software competency. This company is using Androidcand that’s it.

13. Lememurilo

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Samsung has Tizen running in they smart TVs, smartwatchs, some Smartphones in specific markets and coming soon in another home appliances, besides the huge ecosystem in Android, with Bixby, Knox, S-Health, Samsung Pay, Gear VR... Samsung has a lot of software competency, but if Microsoft failed to popularize a new system for smartphones you can't charge Samsung for this.

15. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Samsung has no software competency. The quality of their software (touchwiz) is low. Tizen is a dead horse. It cannot compete with Android or iOS.

18. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"The quality of their software (touchwiz) is low." Yet somehow that "low quality software" performs great compared to the so-claimed "optimized" competition: https://youtu.be/bwnSCjyhKuU https://youtu.be/cLNvWz0LkKU https://youtu.be/e-691mHL1to https://youtu.be/8kpD3XCp49o And keeps earning their Smartphones best of the year awards year: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-s-galaxy-s7-edge-crowned-phone-of-the-year-at-the-mobile-choice-awards-1330061 After year: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge-repeats-as-the-GSMA-Smartphone-of-the-year-at-MWC_id91519 After year: http://www.techradar.com/news/samsung-galaxy-s8-wins-phone-of-the-year-at-mobile-choice-consumer-awards Ever considered that the only thing of low quality is that grey matter between your ears?

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Tizen is a dead horse. It cannot compete with Android or iOS." Tizen is more of a backup OS for Samsung, so that Sammy won't have total reliance on Google. Keep in mind that Tizen is already gge 3rd largest smartphone OS and it could become even bigger in future.

26. apple-rulz

Posts: 1862; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You are stupid if you really think Tizen is a legitimate backup. If it were, Tizen on the Gear Watches, for example would have a lot more big name apps, especially considering Tizen Watches have been out for what, like five years. Gee, did you ever notice the lack of big names that develop for Tizen?

24. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Funny, the top selling Andeoid phones have Touchwiz. Hmmmm. Just because you dont like it? Tizen doesn't complete with IOS or Android to begin. Again, so amazing people have to say negative stuff about other products, simply because they don't own or like them. You must really have a miserable life.

35. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

"so amazing people have to say negative stuff about other products, simply because they don't own or like them." Pot calling the kettle black right there. You Techie do that all the time, say negative things about Apple because you don't like them. So do a lot of other samsung fans on here, but I don't see you calling them out for it. Hypocrisy at its best.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It soothes his hurt when he keeps reading about Samsung phones being better than his chosen device.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The quality of your trolling is low. Samsung has put out the best rated phones each year the past three years. Go home, you're drunk.

39. conceptvbs1

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

Its not touchwiz, Its Samsung Experience. Tizen was never intended to compete with Android or iOS. It is a universal software that is/will be on every Samsung product in their IoT ecosystem. Its bigger than iOS or Android.

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

And Samsung is the biggest contributor to the development of Android. Without Samsung Android would have stayed a fringe OS for nerds.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Now it is getting somewhere. First gen was already better than Siri in my opinion.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And second gen will just leave Siri in the dust.

11. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Even Clippy was better than Siri.

12. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Even Bonzi!

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Even a toddler's IQ is better than Siri... smh.

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 1862; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You are a troll, and a stupid one at that. I'd challenge your assertion, but it's obvious you've never used Siri, least of all lately. It's highly doubtful you've used Bixby either.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"You are a troll, and a stupid one at that" Says the guy who got limited for trolling... Irony at it's best.

25. apple-rulz

Posts: 1862; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

No, I got limited for calling out crybabies such as you. Like I told teddy, feel free to report me again, I’ll just be back with another name. You are a troll, on a site overrun with trolls. Please report me if it makes you feel better.

33. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

To be exact I always use Siri, the only 2 advantages it ya over bixby is that it’s fast, and playing music through Apple Music is very easy. Bixby is also used in my house daily by my siblings and yeah I am sure u haven’t used it. Or else u would surely have idea how awesome it is. And that awesomeness in its first gen

5. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i get alot of bixby updates via samsung store

8. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Bixby is actually pretty good once I started using it, it just needs a little more accuracy at understanding english and respond quicker.

10. Bazali

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Bixby can do things which siri, Google now etc simply cannot. Watch the comparisons on YouTube. It needs to be little accurate and consistent.

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