In addition to the beloved headphone jack and the sometimes-useful MicroSD card slot (the latter only in the smaller Galaxy Note 10 variant), Samsung has specifically removed the universally despised dedicated Bixby button with the introduction of new high end from the company (trio if we also have the Note 10+ enabled for 5G).
Of course, the virtual assistant is there, but after two and a half years of efforts to challenge Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant, Samsung seems to have suddenly toned things up, presumably working discreetly to improve something. It’s not so bad if you try. Strangely, the Galaxy Home with Bixby technology has never had the opportunity to prove that it can handle Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod.
Caused in August 2018, along with the Galaxy Note 9, the intelligent three-legged speaker was trapped in limbo during the past year, with several vague confirmed and lost launch windows, and more promises that the device would eventually see the daylight than we can say You can probably guess where it’s going, since Samsung didn’t talk about the information and launch features of Galaxy Home during yesterday’s note 10 announcement event just to confirm shortly after that it is still alive.
What does it take so much, questions? Well, apparently, Samsung is about to “perfect and improve Galaxy Home before launch” … 12 full months after the initial announcement of the device. Basically, there is nothing else to share right now, apart from a generic statement about the company that “hopes” to bring the Galaxy fans “soon” soon, so basically, we know how much we knew when the Note 9 was the new boy in the Android block.
We hope we will not be exactly in the same position after the presentation of the Galaxy S11, but right now, everything seems possible. Including the launch of Galaxy Home before the holidays. After all, if Samsung is able to make a folding smartphone design (presumably), how difficult could it be to implement a “premium” intelligent speaker with Bixby support, AKG audio and smart home controls?
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