Is the Samsung Galaxy Home a bit too late to the party?

Is the Samsung Galaxy Home a bit too late to the party?
Samsung has been teasing its Galaxy Home smart speaker for a while now. It's supposed to be a Bixby-powered smart home machine with AKG-backed speakers, supposedly able to rival (or beat?) Apple's HomePod at its sound quality game. But... it sure is taking its sweet time to arrive!

The first time Samsung officially introduced the Galaxy Home was in August of 2018. But the company didn't spend a lot of time on it. Then, we got a longer presentation at Samsung's Developer Conference in November. Still, no release date.

We kind of expect that the Galaxy Home might finally launch together with (or close to) the Galaxy S10, at the start of March, but we can't be sure. But even if it does, is it a bit too late to the party? Amazon's Alexa-equipped Echo speakers have been dominating the market, Google has been carving its own place with its plethora of Google Home products, even Apple's HomePod is already in the hands of the Apple faithful.

Are you still holding out for the Galaxy Home or have you settled with another smart speaker and just don't care to bother?

Galaxy Home: are you still waiting for that?

Uh, what? I forgot it was a thing...
66.14%
I am still waiting for some reviews, I might buy one.
23.91%
I can't wait to get it! Come on, Samsung!
9.95%

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13 Comments

1. macawmatt

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

One area I feel Samsung would of been better getting in line with Google and just rolling with Assistant. Smartwatches, Tizen is still better suited then WearOS. Think LG made the right decision here with the assistants though.

4. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

The only one I really care is google Home. It is really useful

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If Samsung makes a smart speaker that supports both Bixby and Google Assistant, then it could be a hit. If it only has Bixby, then it will never be a hit. The thing is Samsung's Galaxy lineup support Gear VR and Daydream VR, as well as Google's ARCore. So there could be a chance that their speaker might do multiple Assistants. If anything Samsung should release a smart display as well. Because smart displays in the smart display world are taking over from where smart speakers left off.

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Uh, what? I forgot they were a thing... both Galaxy Home and HomePod

3. rebretz

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

It's not only too late it's too Bixby....

5. SpencerO

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

I wish we could get some of them working together.... Google home has the best assistance features and such but terrible mic array ( that's where Alexa really shines with 7 well calibrated mics ).

6. torr310

Posts: 1680; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

With Google Assistant, never be too late... with Bixby, it's a DOA.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1521; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Nobody cares if it's late, we all want to know if it's good. Good AI? Great! Bad AI assistant? Toss is next to Siri in the dementia ward.

8. Man_Utd

Posts: 189; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Samsung does somethings right. But this is.... it's all wrong

10. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

The last thing I want is anyone's smart speaker. Not in my house. I want good wireless speakers, but if they include a microphone then forget it.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1521; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

If you want a good BT speaker, all you have to do is to start using brain ... Pick a pair active of speakers, Fiio BT3 and DONE.

12. Cat97

Posts: 1938; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks like little aliens can come out of those eggs any time now :)

13. Ichimoku

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

So majority of people forgotten about Galaxy Home and so do I. Great, I am not the minority here.

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