[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics said on Dec. 20 it will use Bixby 2.0 artificial intelligence platform in devices released before its Galaxy Note 9 flagship smartphone and invite more users to use the latest system.
The Korean tech giant, which launched Bixby 2.0 in August alongside its latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, said the application will be provided to users with older devices, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, by the end of the month.
The update will be installed when a phone updates to the Android 9.0 operating system.
The latest move is in line with Samsung’s efforts to beef up the number of Bixby users. The company recently launched test runs of Bixby 2.0 in German, French, British English, Italian and Spanish.
Samsung claims that compared to the original version Bixby 2.0 is better in terms of understanding context and connecting to third-party applications.
Local users of Bixby 2.0, however, have been expressing complaints that the latest version is unable to carry out as many tasks as the earlier edition.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (email@example.com)