Samsung Bixby Speaker Delayed to Late 2018

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While I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Slashgear is reporting that the Samsung Bixby speaker will be delayed until late this year. Samsung will be wanting to enter the competitive wiretap smart speaker market, however DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division told the Wall Street Journal “I want to focus on more premium,” whatever that means.
Even so, smart home integration is almost certain to be included. Samsung also owns SmartThings, and using the Bixby speaker to operate Internet of Things devices and connected home products like lights and remote-controlled vacuums is an obvious option. This new timeline for the device could even see it launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9, which we’re expecting to see debut late in the year.
 
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All these sheep companies making their own me-too version of the same shit.

Just like years ago, every damn company made a tablet. Now look who's left standing.
 

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Wait the person over the Samsung smart speaker is named "DJ"



It must be good then.
 

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I'm sure someone out there was disappointed by this announcement. Somewhere.
 

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Samsung doesn't have the knack for adding value to the things they make. They make solid stuff, and I wish they'd stick to that - make a smartphone, a monitor, a refrigerator, whatever, and make it as good as they can, as cheaply as they can, and then maybe work on their return policy. I bought an S7 because I like Samsung monitors, and it's a good phone, but everything wrong with it is in the features or software that Samsung added to it. Hell, I can't even turn the volume up past 50% unless I acknowledge that playing music at a high volume might damage my hearing.

And their Bixby speaker looks like a turret from Portal.
 

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Samsung doesn't have the knack for adding value to the things they make. They make solid stuff, and I wish they'd stick to that - make a smartphone, a monitor, a refrigerator, whatever, and make it as good as they can, as cheaply as they can, and then maybe work on their return policy. I bought an S7 because I like Samsung monitors, and it's a good phone, but everything wrong with it is in the features or software that Samsung added to it. Hell, I can't even turn the volume up past 50% unless I acknowledge that playing music at a high volume might damage my hearing.

I think this holds true for anyone monkeying with Android after the fact. The OS is pretty full featured, out-of-the-box. The only reason you customize it is skim more information off the top, or to push users towards your own pay-for-access offerings.
 
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