Samsung Opens Its Bixby Assistant to Developers
Samsung today said it is redesigning Bixby to be a scalable AI platform. The most important part of this change means developers will soon have access to the AI-assisted Bixby. Samsung plans to release an SDK with associated APIs to developers so they may integrate Bixby into their own apps. This will make Bixby more useful and more powerful on mobile devices. Samsung hopes to expand Bixby to more devices as well, such as refrigerators, TVs, and speakers. Samsung said Bixby is expanding the number of supported languages by five, which should greatly increase the number of people who can use Bixby. Bixby is installed on most of Samsung's newer devices. On the latest Galaxy S and Note series, Bixby has a dedicated hardware button. Samsung didn't immediately say when the SDK will be available to developers, though it did introduce the Bixby Studio, which is what contains all the needed tools. Samsung shared the news at its annual developer conference.
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.
Jul 19, 2017
Samsung today said Bixby now speaks English well enough and is ready for launch in the U.S. Bixby has been available in Samsung's home market of Korea since earlier this spring, but had been delayed in the U.S.
Apr 12, 2017
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Mar 20, 2017
Samsung today announced Bixby, a new voice-based user interface that will mark its debut on the Galaxy S8 smartphone. Samsung said it developed Bixby in order to minimize friction between the user and the phone in terms of how voice commands are issued and understood.
Oct 18, 2017
Samsung today announced a major update to its Bixby personal assistant service. Samsung calls Bixby 2.0 a "bold reinvention" of the platform that will be available not only on phones, but other smart devices, such as TVs, refrigerators, and speakers.