Well the GIF says it all.
Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at the Samsung Developer Conference. The announcement focuses on the future of Bixby and a plan for it to be more open and accessible to developers, as well as to new device categories.
According to Samsung, they want to transform “basic digital assistants from a novelty to an intelligence tool that’s a key part of everyone’s daily life.”
Samsung wants Bixby 2.0 to be more personal, with “enhanced natural language capabilities for more natural commands and complex processing, so it can get to know and understand not only who you are, but who members of your family are.” Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa already do that so there’s nothing new here.
The most intriguing part of the announcement was when Samsung also suggested that Bixby 2.0 will be available outside of Samsung’s own ecosystem, stating that “Bixby 2.0 will be ubiquitous, available on any and all devices.”
Is it going to be available on Google Play?
I can’t say for now but it will definitely l mean Bixby 2.0 in not only going to be available on phones, but TVs, refrigerators, home speakers, and “any other connected technology you can imagine.”
Developers can build out support for Bixby 2.0 and then have their services accessible anywhere, on all platforms or device types.
Bixby 2.0 will be more “open” which means that there’ll probably be a partnership with more developers to “choose and model how users interact with Bixby.” To do so, they’ll launch a private beta (such open) of the Bixby SDK for select developers in order to bring 2.0 to life. They’ll of course, continue adding additional participants in the beta over time before opening it up to all.
Finally, Bixby 2.0 is going to be some sort of “marketplace for intelligence.” That means a new way for developers to reach new users, as well as a way for developers to earn some cash for their work.
Quite impressive I must say.
Tecno Phantom 9 is on its way
Just in case you still haven’t heard, Tecno Mobile posted a teaser of their next addition to the phantom series. This was posted on their Facebook page about last week Tuesday.
The phantom series is considered to be Tecno’s top innovations, their flagship lineup. Always incorporated with the best hardware & features from the Chinese company. The phantom 9 seems to be following the same sequence.
From the teaser, we supposedly got a few hints (not sure if this is the right word) of what to expect before it is finally revealed. And it has a couple of impressive specs I’d say.
Here are the following specifications from the teaser;
• 6.4 inch Full view AMOLED display
• Android 9 – the latest android version
• In-display Fingerprint sensor
• 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
• AI triple camera with dual front flashlight
• 3500mAh battery
I think Tecno needs to be reminded of what a teaser mean, because at this point, you’ll have to wonder how this is a teaser. Permit me to called it a spoiler instead.
What else do they have in store? They literally listed every spec we care about in a smartphone today. Well, only time will tell.
iPhone 11 – Is there anything left to announce?
It is still months before Apple unveil their next iPhone, but that has not done enough to avert the ton of leaks online.
The release for the iPhone 11 is set for September this year. Apart from the aesthetics and designs, not much is known about its specifications.
Although there have also been rumors of the iPhone 11 spec sheet, history has severally proven those type of speculations to be unreliable.
Here are the leaked photos. What do you think?