Back in February earlier this year during the annual Mobile World Congress held in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain, Motorola had hinted that it had been busy experimenting with the idea of integrating Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant to its Moto smartphone devices, of course by way of a Moto Mod. Fast forwarding about eight months later and the phone maker is launching the new Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa for the Moto Z.
Samsung has recently announced that its Bixby digital assistant has now expanded in more than 200 countries across the globe. For those still not familiar with the voice controlled feature, Bixby is basically the South Korean tech giant’s answer to Apple’s Siri or Google’s Assistant.
After a series of delays, Samsung has finally rolled out the much awaited Bixby Voice smart assistant service to its users based in the United States. On a press release, the South Korean phone manufacturer unveiled the release. The company also announced that Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus device users can expect to receive an update, which already includes the service.
A few days ago, rumors started circulating that Google was planning to bring its Assistant digital assistant to mobile devices made by tech rival Apple. Well, the company has recently made an official announcement during its annual I/O Developer Conference, stating that Google Assistant is indeed on its way to iOS handsets. But wait -- doesn’t iOS already have Siri? Google Assistant will not be supplanting Siri, technically speaking, but if iOS mobile users want to, they can make use of Assistant within Google’s dedicated mobile app.
Perhaps it is not so surprising that millennials based in the United States would be interested in taking full advantage of artificial intelligence especially in completing daily tasks, but intriguingly, this age group is pretty okay with wireless carriers sharing their mobile data as long as the millennials benefit from it, at least according to a recent study conducted by CSG International.
Samsung has finally joined in on the bandwagon of having its very own virtual assistant. Earlier today, the company revealed a new assistant by the name of Bixby. According to Samsung, the virtual assistant will launch with the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S8, which is expected to be announced next week. Once the virtual assistant launches, other appliances will eventually carry support for the technology.
Over the weekend, Google had revealed that it would be deploying Google Assistant soon to Android powered mobile devices in the United States, and then to other countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Well, the tech giant is now making good on that promise, tweeting just recently that the roll out is now ongoing.
One of the hottest tech events, the Mobile World Congress, is about to take place in Barcelona, Spain in a few days. And as the date comes closer, smartphone manufacturers are sending out invites and teasers for the devices they are gearing up to debut during the event. Today, we are treated to a mysterious video teaser from Huawei. Although the video does not directly show the P10 smartphone Huawei is expected to launch at MWC, many can not help but make this connection.
A couple of days ago, it was reported that Samsung was looking to incorporate an artificial intelligence digital assistant called Bixby into its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship device (which is said to be debuting in March, with shipping dates commencing by April of this year).
According to a report published by SamMobile, soon to be owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices will have a better artificial intelligence feature than users of Google Pixel devices. There is some speculation that Samsung’s next flagship handsets will come with Bixby Assistant, which might launch with seven or even eight languages.
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