At the company8217;s annual developers conference, Samsung said UK English is joining the default American English, while Spanish, Italian, French and German are also coming soon. Initially Samsung rolled out the assistant with Chinese and Korean, as well as supporting US English.
UK Samsung device owners will be glad to hear they no longer have to fake an American dialect in order for Bixby to understand their native tongue. During its SDC keynote, Samsung didn8217;t specify exactly when the langue rollout will take place, but said it will happen in the coming months.
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All add-ons created by devs within the new Bixby Developer Studio will be able to join the new Bixby Marketplace. Consumers will see them as 8220;Bixby experiences8221; and will be able to use them just like Amazon8217;s Alexa Skills, the Google Assistant and Apple8217;s Siri.
Samsung says its platform differs because it will treat its developers like 8220;first-class citizens8221; when compared to competing platforms. It called on the developers present to 8220;do this together.8221;
The company believes we8217;re still in the early stages for voice assistants and pointed out there were 14 competing search engines when Google first came on the scene. It said it wants to do for voice assistants what Google did for search, and what Amazon did for online shopping. It believes its approach to embracing the developer community will ensure this vision becomes a reality.