The Samsung Developers Conference, the Samsung development conference, began today, where we can see the advances in South Korean proprietary technology and how other developers can adapt their products to work with Samsung technologies. And how could it be otherwise, Bixby was one of the great dishes of the event.
Bixby will speak Spanish and will be stronger
Although it will start with Spanish Spanish, Samsung's virtual assistant will speak 5 new languages and is preparing to be a strong competitor of Google's assistant, Alexa and Siri, which is why Samsung wants to become the fourth largest player of intelligent ecosystems.
Of course, competition with Google, Alexa and Apple is not easy, but the brand knows that Bixby has a lot of potential, and for this reason Bixby will now be open to the public, in this way new tools and tasks can be developed to take advantage of the assistant Samsung.
The company wants to follow the steps from Amazon and Google and wants Bixby not only to be present in its own products, such as televisions or appliances, so it will make efforts to bring new brands of other brands, although the potential that Samsung has as a manufacturer of electronic devices and equipment will be an important pillar for Bixby's popularization in the world and intelligent housing, especially because the brand also has a smart ecosystem called SmartThings.
We have already introduced SmartThings to Mexico, you know what it is about and its potential, so Samsung will not let it go as part of its developer conference.
SmartThings is the future of smart homes in the Samsung ecosystem, the company noting that the platform is already operating in more than 200 countries and has dozens of partners developing new compatible products in this ecosystem, because ultimately success in this and other ecosystems will depend of the amount of compatible products to use from the SmartThings application and therefore you will not have to change the application separately to control the devices separately.
The next step of SmartThings is to connect your car to the platform, an idea I've seen in the past in CES, which seems to be a reality soon.
The Samsung platform will have new APIs that developers can take advantage of the potential of this platform because the idea of Samsung is simple, making any developer able to use technology to create new features that improve users' lives.
The product presented with Nota Galaxy 9 also brings news, we already knew that Spotify will be integrated into the speaker, but now we will have improvements because Galaxy Home will work to control our smart home as Google Home and Amazon Echo do.
It's important to mention that Galaxy Home has a Hub like Alexa Echo Plus, so we will not need another Hub to control the devices, however, if we already have SmartThings Hub, then there will be no problem.
A UI is Samsung's new design line, where we see a re-design of the interface known as the Samsung Experience, with more rounded icons and a much cleaner and minimalist interface.
According to Samsung, UI users will now only see what they need to see and remove items that at first glance have dirty the visual experience of Samsung Experience.
An UI is also designed for user convenience and is intended to be controlled with one hand.
Cloud games with xCloud
Samsung will have an Xbox alliance so that the following devices are compatible with xCloud, the Microsoft's stream video platform, with which we can play more Xbox titles in the phone as if in a console, with the same fluidity that on an Xbox, or that was promised.
The future of video games is in the Cloud, I've seen it with Google and with xCloud from Microsoft, and the next step is to bring that experience to phones and Samsung wants to be among the first in the world to be compatible with this technology.
A few moments before Samsung displays the flexible screen, Google announced that Android would have support for flexible screens, adapting the phone or tablet interface, all depending on how the flexible phone is used.
Samsung still does not mention anything about the flexible mobile phone # SDC18, however, the Android Developer Summit, which featured support for flexible devices, also took place. ?? pic.twitter.com/SRxhTOv6b4
– unocero.com (@unocero) November 7, 2018
And although the Galaxy X seems to be at CES 2019, today the brand introduced the flexible screen for smartphones called the Infinity Flex Display. What should be mentioned is that it is not the Galaxy X, but a prototype of Samsung's new flexible screens.
In this prototype, we saw that, in addition to the flexible screen, we have a front screen that is displayed when the phone is bent, so that the flexible screen will only be used when we want tablet mode, but as I mentioned, for the time being just a prototype, and we do not know if there will be the ultimate design of the Galaxy X rumors.
This new screen will start mass production very soon, indicating that new flexible brand handsets will come, as well as companies that want to buy Samsung flexible screens.