Bixby 2.0 Might Show Up Next Week

Samsung could unveil Bixby version 2.0 next week

Prior to its release Samsung talked a big talk about how useful Bixby would be, but on its actual release, the application had very limited functionality.

Samsung isn't ready to give up on its personal assistant, though, and it has doubled down on an effort to breathe new life into Bixby. The service group of Chung is now in charge of developing the virtual assistant as well as other services related to Bixby.

Since 2015, Chung has been the head of Samsung Research America's solution lab and mobile platform. Samsung, however, promised that Bixby would offer the same access to 3rd party applications, and according to the Korea Herald, this will be one of the main features of the improved app.

After first introducing Bixby in the first half of 2017, Samsung may be planning a significant update for its assistant in the second half of the year. The issue is believed to be the company's language barriers and lack of necessary data between Samsung's Korean and United States headquarters.

Former vice chief of Samsung Research in America, Chung Eui-suk, is now the head of Samsung's service intelligence group at its headquarters in South Korea, having been appointed to over see the next steps for Bixby which will aim to reverse the lacklustre response the virtual assistant has had, according to the Korean Herald. Bixby 2.0 will include improvements like support for expanded third-party services and products beyond smartphones.

Bixby arrived with the Galaxy S8 handsets, but wasn't complete upon the model's launch for many users.

Phone Arena reported that Bixby 2.0 might have input from Viv.

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