Bixby 2.0 improves its Spanish
Samsung presents the new version of its virtual assistant for new devices
Samsung has gone to work to cut ground to its competitors in the race of virtual assistants. Alexa of Amazon, Cortana of Microsoft or Google Assistant are some of the most recognizable names to which Samsung was added with the arrival of Bixby.
During this week, South Korean technology has presented version 2.0 in its developer conference. Improvements in which Bixby will have a better ability to recognize the assistant's natural language, as well as to better recognize the individual users that use it and is also about to land in Spanish
After debuting from the hand of the Galaxy S8, the firm's engineers have renewed it and for the first time will incorporate technology from Viv Labs, a company that Samsung acquired in 2016 in exchange for 215 million dollars. A strategic purchase that has added the ranks of the South Korean to the parents of Siri.
With this improved version, the virtual assistant will also be able to perform more complex tasks, at the same time you can work with other external devices thanks to the SDK released by Samsung. With this release, Bixby will come, for example, to the company's Smart TV.
The improvement in the understanding of the language, Samsung has achieved that its virtual assistant can interact with other applications installed on the smartphone. Dictating a tweet is an easy task for attendees, now with a simple voice command, for example, upload a photo to social networks.
Bixby is currently present in more than 200 countries, but unfortunately still lacks languages such as Spanish. Fortunately it seems that this is about to change, and from Samsung we have been told that Bixby 2.0 will arrive in Spanish (from the US) in the first half of 2018. Yes, everything points to what will come with Samsung's new bet for the year coming.