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.
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 Apr
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.
Starbucks has introduced a new feature called My Starbucks barista in its mobile app, and basically it is a voice operated digital assistant that lets consumers order and even pay for the food and drinks they buy by way of verbal requests. Customers are even allowed to modify their drinks, just like they would with a real life Starbucks barista. On top of that, the US based coffee giant also took the opportunity to debut a new skill for the Amazon’s Alexa platform.
Sending a quick, important text message to somebody can get tricky when both your hands are occupied. But for those who are subscribers of AT&T and have access to Amazon Echo, this will not be a problem at all.
Samsung has announced that it has plans of incorporating an artificial intelligence (AI) digital assistant to the Galaxy S8, its flagship device for next year. If the South Korean phone maker makes good in its plans a few months from now, then it would be joining rival tech giants such as Apple and Google in making full use of AI features in their respective smartphone offerings.
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