Samsung to officially reveal Bixby 2.0 next week in San Francisco

Samsung to officially reveal Bixby 2.0 next week in San Francisco

During the event, Samsung showcased some of the features of Bixby such as context aware interactions, recommendations, and integrations with native apps.

But the big announcement here could be in the form of a new version of Bixby.

Samsung is also reportedly set to release a Bixby speaker. The service group of Chung is now in charge of developing the virtual assistant as well as other services related to Bixby. Samsung has tweaked its personnel arrangement, bringing in expert Eui-suk Chung from Silicon Valley to work alongside its mobile division research lead Injong Rhee.

Samsung might have removed Rhee as the head of Bixby's development because of the digital assistant's negative response from users as well as tech critics. This button, which lacks any official remapping ability and until recently couldn't even be disabled, is easy to press accidentally.

After first introducing Bixby in the first half of 2017, Samsung may be planning a significant update for its assistant in the second half of the year.

The upgraded version of Bixby is set to be announced at Samsung's annual Developer Conference in San Francisco on October 18.

Eui-suk will not directly replace head of Bixby development Rhee In-jong, but will help head-up Bixby 2.0, which is under development with the goal to improve upon the first-generation Bixby which made its debut in the Galaxy S8. The release of Bixby 2.0 could finally make the AI virtual assistant more useful to the users of Galaxy S8 [VIDEO], S8 Plus and the newly launched Galaxy Note 8.

Phone Arena reported that Bixby 2.0 might have input from Viv.

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