The latest rumors appeared on the network spoke of the possibility that Samsung was working on a new virtual assistant would come with his future flagship: the Samsung Galaxy S8. And now the South Korean company has confirmed in statements made to Reuters.
Samsung is currently immersed in the development of its new virtual assistant that come next year and which will try to stand up to Siri and Google Now, virtual assistants Apple and Google, respectively.
The first device to feature the new virtual assistant will be the Samsung Galaxy S8, but is expected to expand to go all the Galaxy smartphone range. In addition, there is also talk about the possibility that the voice assistant also arrives at the company's portable appliances and devices.
Meet Bixby, Samsung's new virtual assistant
Samsung has so far not revealed many details about your virtual assistant or features will accompany him, but commented that provide seamless integration with third party applications and services. If this is true, it would be a great point in its favor, also as it was being used this would become increasingly intelligent and effective.
To develop the technology required for this new virtual assistant, the South Korean company has relied on Viv Labs. And we must not forget that Samsung acquired the company created by Dag Kittlaus, one of the creators of Siri, last October.
Samsung count as well with its own virtual assistant that can compete with others already on the market. Although it will be quite difficult, because the attendees of Apple and Google are already quite settled and have a handful of features that make them very interesting.
On the other hand, I must say that talking about the possibility that the name chosen for this assistant Samsung would Bixby, although nothing is yet confirmed. Will Bixby match up against Siri, Google Now or Cortana?
Anyway, this looks like a great bet for the Galaxy S8, the device with which Samsung hopes to raise its head after the blow suffered by the subject of the Galaxy Note 7 exploit . Will they get it?