Almost a month ago, Samsung rolled out Bixby Voice support — its own voice assistant — for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the US. Now, it looks like the company is working on finally launching its voice assistant globally.
It was recently discovered that Samsung has shelved the Bixby-powered smart Bluetooth speakers. A new report suggests that the company’s ambitions extend beyond just speakers and that it’s looking to release a new Bluetooth powered smart “earset” with Bixby on board. The report further adds that this earset will be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8, which will be officially shown off on August 23.
Earlier this month, a report claimed that Samsung was working on a Bixby-powered speaker. Turns out, the company has decided not to go ahead with the plan.
Leading up to the Galaxy S8 launch, there was a lot of hype surrounding Samsung’s voice assistant: Bixby. Powered by the technology acquired by the Korean company from the acquisition of Viv Labs, Bixby’s natural language processing capabilities were supposed to give it an edge over the competition. However, the rollout of Bixby has been far from smooth, with Samsung only getting around to rolling out an early preview of Bixby’s voice recognition system last month.