Samsung's Bixby speaker may delay launch to 2H of 2018

Koh Dong-jin head of Samsung Electronics Co.'s IT & Mobile Communications Division speaks to reporters during a press conference in Barcelona Spain on Feb. 27 2018

Rumors were that they were planning to release it in the first half of 2018, but now it looks like the delays are starting again as they are now supposedly targeting the second half of the year, probably along with the Galaxy Note 9.

Koh said the new Bixby will also focus on expanding its own ecosystem in the industry, as the first edition failed to do so by being released too early.

DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division has put an end to all the rumours surfacing for several months about the speaker, confirming that they are indeed working on it and it would be a premium product as they don't want to work on an affordable mass model.

Samsung is believed to be working on voice match functionality for Bixby - like Google Assistant.

The speaker will connect to all Bixby-enabled household products.

Even worse for the HomePod is its inability to work with anything other than iOS devices.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus also bring AR Emoji, which is similar to Apple's Animoji on the iPhone X. The AR Emoji will most likely find its way into the Galaxy Note 9. And while neither have really captured the public's interest like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, they are worthy competitors when properly configured.

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Samsung are developing an interactive kitchen that includes a fridge, oven and TV.

Before we get there, Apple has presented Samsung with an open goal by deliberately giving Siri fewer features and less intelligence than she has on the iPhone and Mac.

We can also expect the Galaxy Note 9 to have an improved Bixby virtual assistant.

This means you could remotely set your oven to pre-heat while on the way home, Samsung said.

Bixby, the digital assistant, can be used to instruct you of calendar events and build a shopping list. The company previously confirmed that Bixby-enabled TVs will launch this year as well.

Bixby 2.0 will allow users to have more devices to be supported outside the smartphones.

'In the United Kingdom you've already got more than one million households using Amazon's Echo devices.

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