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Samsung announces theScore integration in Bixby

July 10, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Last week, Samsung quietly announced a small partnership with the company behind theScore app. This app is available on Android and is among the most popular for finding sports news and live sports scores. Samsung will be flowing information such as sports scores from all your favorite teams right into its digital assistant Bixby for direct integration.


This could be our first look at Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker

June 18, 2018 Doug Demagistris

A Bixby-powered smart speaker has been on the cards for a very long time. We’ve heard about the possibility a number of times, but now we’re getting what could be our first look at its design. Leaked images depict a round device with a camera, built-in display and rotating microphones. The pictures look to be from a patent, so this might not be the final design but rather an idea.

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Samsung acquires startup Kngine for help with Bixby

March 8, 2018 Droid Turf

Shortly after announcing the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at Unpacked 2018, it has been reported that Samsung has acquired an Egyptian-based startup company known as Kngine to help with Bixby. Kngine was started in 2013 and has been developing its own AI that functions much like the human brain. Samsung could use the company’s know-how to help with Bixby 2.0, said to release later this year alongside Galaxy Note 9 and a Bixby smart speaker.


“Yes” confirms Samsung CEO, a Bixby-powered smart speaker will launch later this year

February 27, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Shortly after being on stage at MWC 2018 in Barcelona during Unpacked 2018 to announce the latest Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh confirmed a Bixby-powered smart speaker. The device that has been rumored for some time hasn’t made way to MWC 2018 for any kind of official introduction, but is being worked on back at Samsung Labs.


There’s still hope for those of you who want a Samsung Bixby speaker

December 18, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google has Google Home and Amazon has Amazon Echo. Samsung doesn’t want to be left out of the crowd, right? Back in the summertime, we got word that Samsung was considering the launch of a smart speaker of its own, powered by Bixby, the company’s own artificial intelligent (AI) assistant. The report was later shelved, but a trusted source now claims the opposite.

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Bixby 2.0: A roundup of what’s coming!

October 26, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Bixby 2.0 was announced last week, right on schedule, during Samsung’s annual developer conference. Bixby is only a mere six months old, and yet, version 2.0 is on its way. Here’s a roundup of what to expect out of Samsung’s second-generation Bixby AI assistant.


Weekly Poll: Squeeze gestures, useful or gimmick?

October 22, 2017 Doug Demagistris

You may have noticed that some phones allow you to squeeze their sides to trigger an application or function such as the Google Assistant. Essentially, the purpose of this ability is to allow users to have a hot key, which can launch something specific from any screen in less than a second. Samsung elected to use a hardware key for its Bixby voice assistant, and Google, with the help of HTC, was able to successfully implement squeeze gestures on Pixel [Read More]

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Major Bixby 2.0 update could be announced tomorrow

October 17, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Bixby, Samsung’s digital AI assistant, has only been in the hands of people for four months. You must be an owner of Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note 8 to use it, but given the delay of Bixby Voice among other factors, Samsung is feeling the need to roll out an update and address many of the platform’s problems. This update, said to be version 2.0, could be announced sooner than we all think.

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