Samsung Says Bixby-Powered Smart Speaker to Arrive During the Second Half of the Year
Samsung this week provided a bit more information regarding its forthcoming smart speaker. The company says it is targeting the second half of the year to launch the product, and it will be powered by Samsung's Bixby artificial assistant. Samsung warned it won't necessarily be cheap. "When I introduce the first model, I don't want to give the impression that Samsung delivered another affordable mass model. I want to focus on more premium," said Samsung's mobile chief D.J. Koh, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The speaker will arrive in time for the holidays, but Samsung hasn't said much else. Apple recently released its HomePod speaker, powered by Siri, and Google has released a slew of Google Home speakers powered by Google Assistant.
Samsung's Bixby Is Far More than A Voice Assistant for the Galaxy S8
Mar 29, 2017
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones feature Bixby, a voice-based user interface developed by Samsung. It's more advanced than a simple voice assistant, as it voice-enables every function of an app.
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Jun 5, 2017
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
HomePod Update Intros Siri Shortcuts and More Languages
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today said a host of new features are coming to its HomePod in-home speaker. Once the new software is available, HomePod owners will be able to search for songs by the lyrics.
Apple's Delayed HomePod Speaker Reaches Stores Feb. 9
Jan 23, 2018
Apple today said its HomePod smart speaker for the home will go on sale starting February 9. Preorders will kick off Friday, January 26.
Samsung's Bixby Voice User Interface Not Ready for Galaxy S8 Debut
Apr 12, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not ship with the Bixby Voice user interface when the devices first go on sale, according to Samsung. "Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21.