Samsung is going to begin allowing app developers look into Bixby, and hardware firms will be capable of building the voice assistant into their goods, as well.
In the year-and-a-half since the roll out of Bixby, Samsung has already conveyed the assistant to fridges, phones, and TVs, but they have all been the firm’s own products. With the latest announcements, other firms will be capable of building it into their own products too, either as an option to Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa or, more likely, as an extra choice for consumers who want to live in ecosystem created by Samsung.
Users might have more reason to hold Bixby in the future, as well, since 3rd party developers will be capable of building services that uses the assistant. It is not completely clear what they’ll look like or what to expect. Samsung gave a demo of Bixby in different interfaces that you will see while booking a hotel stay. But Samsung is committing to make Bixby as open so that developers will be capable of making anything that Samsung can make.
On a related note, Samsung earlier claimed that it will roll out the 2nd edition of Bixby, its voice-fueled digital assistant, this year that will operate on various devices, comprising refrigerators and televisions, a top official of the company claimed to the media in an interview. This will assist the worldwide smartphone leader additionally reinforce its place alongside firms such as Apple, Google, and Amazon that also have digital assistants Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa, respectively.
“We might introduce Bixby 2.0. It might be developed to be obtainable on all and any devices,” Ji Soo Yi, Vice President for Mobile Communications Business of Samsung Electronics, claimed to the media in an interview. He further claimed that this indicates having the cleverness of Bixby act as the control center of device bionetwork, comprising TVs, mobile phones, and refrigerators.