Bixby 2.0 Might Show Up Next Week

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Samsung's mobile business chief Koh Dong-jin admitted Bixby's room for improvement, saying, "We will supplement the incomplete parts of Bixby 1.0 at Bixby 2.0", at a local media conference for launching Galaxy Note 8.

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. "Outside developers will participate in the development of Bixby 2.0 although they could not for Bixby 1.0 due to time shortage".

The first of these is further integration with third-party services. Along with this, it's also suggested that Bixby 2.0 will have a big focus on its use in devices other than smartphones. Currently, Bixby shined most when it is used to change deep settings on your Android phone, such as activating Bluetooth tethering by voice.

Chung Eui-suk is now the head of Samsung's service intelligence group and in charge of further developing Bixby. He had previously worked for Ericsson and Samsung's smartphone research center. Of course, it also points out that the English version of Bixby was delayed for a couple of months. But, several months down the line, there isn't quite as much traction from the digital assistant as one would think, with many outlets panning it compared to its immediate competitors' offerings like Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Google's Assistant.

Samsung will be holding a developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 18, and according to a new report from The Korea Herald, this is where the company will be announcing Bixby 2.0.

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