An upgraded version of Bixby might be announced on October 18

What would you like to see in Bixby 2.0? Bixby has had a rocky life so far, but despite a delayed release in the United States and a lacking feature set from day one, the AI has actually progressed into something that's not complete garbage.

Furthermore, the outlet has stated that we could see a new version of Bixby arrive at Samsung's Developer Conference that is being held later this month.

The upgraded version of Bixby is set to be announced at Samsung's annual Developer Conference in San Francisco on October 18.

Key to the improvement is 3rd party integration. Along with this, it's also suggested that Bixby 2.0 will have a big focus on its use in devices other than smartphones. So if Bixby 2.0 is ready in time for a Galaxy S9 debut it will need to bring a lot more a lot sooner to the virtual assistant table; of course Samsung could opt to not allow the Google Assistant on its next flagship phone, thus force people to get more familiar with Bixby.

Eui-suk will not directly replace head of Bixby development Rhee In-jong, but will help head-up Bixby 2.0, which is under development with the goal to improve upon the first-generation Bixby which made its debut in the Galaxy S8.

Moving Bixby to smartwatches seems like the most natural next step.
Rhee played a big roll in the launch of Bixby, but also works in Samsung's mobile payment and mobile health categories, as well.

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.

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