Samsung, the South Korean tech major, will roll out the 2nd edition of Bixby, its voice-fueled digital assistant, in 2018 that will operate on various devices, comprising refrigerators and televisions, a top official of the company claimed to the media in an interview this week. This will assist the worldwide smartphone leader additionally reinforce its place alongside firms such as Apple, Google, and Amazon that also have digital assistants Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa, respectively. “We might in 2018 introduce Bixby 2.0. It might be developed to be obtainable on all and any devices,” Ji Soo Yi, Vice President for Mobile Communications Business of Samsung Electronics, claimed to the media in an interview here last week.

Samsung to Roll out Voice-Fueled Bixby 2.0 In 2018 To Take on Rivals

He further claimed that this indicates having the cleverness of Bixby act as the control center of device bionetwork, comprising TVs, mobile phones, and refrigerators.” Bixby 2.0 might have command structure of “one work on one platform” and might incorporate all operating systems such as Samsung’s Tizen and Android. On the other hand, Yi did not reveal the month of the projected roll out of the latest edition of the digital assistance software. Dubbed after a bridge in California, the South Korean tech major had rolled out Bixby this year in May all over the world on its premium handsets such as Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S8, and Note 8.

When asked if Samsung might expand Bixby to other phones of Samsung, Yi claimed, “Yes, we might.” On the other hand, he did not share the handsets on which Bixby will be expanding to. “We are preparing it to operate with additional languages,” he claimed. He further added that Hindi might likely be amongst the first 5 languages the firm will have first. Samsung will also request domestic linguistic experts to design the command for domestic language in the 2nd phase. “Self-sustainable bionetwork is vital since it is the only approach to support growing personal requirement of the users,” Yi claimed to the reporters while taking about Bixby last week. India is also a gigantic market for the South Korean tech behemoth for consumer electronics and mobile phones.

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