It has been known since August 2017 that Samsung is working on a smart Bixby loudspeaker. Gradually, the company has revealed more information and the name “Samsung Galaxy Home”. So far the speaker has not been released. Now Samsung confirms that it continues to work on the speaker.
In early 2018, DJ Koh, president of Samsung's smartphone division, himself has confirmed that the Bixby loudspeaker will appear in the second half of 2018. However, this has not been the case and Samsung has repeatedly miscalculated with further announcements regarding the Galaxy Home. The presentation in April 2019 was also missing and also the last made announcement that the loudspeaker will appear in the third quarter of 2019 will probably not be kept.
Improvements before the market launch
The Verge As part of the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, however, learned that the project was not buried under any circumstances, but Samsung continues to work on the smart speaker. According to Samsung continue to make improvements to the speaker before it is to be published. To what extent the improvements relate to the speaker itself, which offers a 360-degree sound based on technology from Samsung's AKG section, or the voice assistant Bixby, who has strong competitors with Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and the Google Assistant, is also not known.
Control center for Samsung SmartThings
The Galaxy Home can also serve as a voice-controlled control center for Samsung's SmartThings, the manufacturer's smart home system, which is now officially being launched in Germany, apart from Vodafone. However, a price of the Bixby speaker and a release date, Samsung still has not yet called.
Second, smaller Bixby speaker already certified
Certification entries at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also suggest that Samsung is already working on a smaller Bixby speaker. However, this has not been officially announced by the company.