Samsung Bixby Smart Speaker "Vega" Leaks

05 July, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Details about Samsung's speaker and when we might expect to see it on the market are scant, but The Wall Street Journal does say that the device will be powered by Bixby.

According to a report from the Korea Herald, the new unannounced Bixby device will serve as a digital assistant that will be able to respond to commands through voice. Do any of you have a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo? Samsung's smart speaker is said to be powered by its AI assistant, Bixby and is now being developed under a project codenamed Vega.

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Remember, Samsung was supposed to launch a full version of Bixby's voice features in the U.S. by springtime, but that obviously didn't happen. A release date hasn't been determined, for one, and the English-language version of Bixby has been delayed, which has led to Samsung being indecisive about the speaker's features and specs.

Apple, which previously expressed a lack of interest in the space in favor of boosting the capabilities of its phone-based Siri smart assistant, teased the HomePod at its latest developer conference.

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Samsung is developing its own suite of voice-controlled devices. It has come to the news that Bixby is stumbling with grammatical issues and nuances of the English language.

Samsung still hasn't launched a full version of Bixby for English-speaking countries, despite the Galaxy S8 and S8+ having been on sale for weeks. The Bixby speaker is said to feature media casting, Apple's AirPlay and Google Cast. Microsoft made a deal with Harman International to develop the voice-controlled technology for the Redmond software company's forthcoming smart speaker.

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