Samsung CEO and head of its consumer electronics division announced at CES 2020 that the company would be releasing its bixby-powered smart speaker early this year.
It’s been over a year and a half since Samsung first showed off its bixby-powered Galaxy home smart speaker. The full-sized smart speaker has since missed numerous delays, most recently at the end of Q3 2019.
Samsung told the verge in August 2019 that it was continuing to refine and enhance the Galaxy home prior to launch. Samsung is apparently close to releasing at least one of its Galaxy home products.
The Galaxy home mini uses Samsung’s Bixby assistant to control IoT devices through Samsung’s SmartThings platform.
Samsung still has n’t announced a release date for the larger, cauldron-shaped Galaxy home. According to Bloomberg’s report, the company has yet to decide whether it will be selling it at all.
Amazon’s Alexa and Google assistant have massively increased their presence in the space. Samsung’s speaker was first announced in 2018.