Bixby 3.0 Expected To Launch With Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone
Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled their foldable smartphone but stopped short of actually announcing when the device will be available, although last we heard, it was expected to launch in Q1 2019, possibly around March. Now it seems that we might have more launch details, namely one new feature that we can expect from the device.
According to reports out of Korea (via SamMobile), it has been revealed that the foldable smartphone (which still doesn’t have a name yet) will launch with Bixby 3.0 on board. This was confirmed by Samsung’s Vice President Eui-Suk Chung where he was quoted as saying, “The new Bixby currently in the pipeline will be featured in the foldable smartphone.”
Bixby is Samsung’s attempt at creating its own digital assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana. kSo far reviews of Bixby haven’t exactly been positive, but it looks like Samsung is hard at work at trying to make it more useful.
One of those changes involves allowing developers to create features for the digital assistant, similar to how Amazon allows third-party developers to create “skills” for Alexa. Whether or not this is enough to encourage Bixby’s adoption remains to be seen, but if you are thinking of getting the Samsung foldable phone, you can expect the latest build of Bixby with the handset.
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