Samsung has lost yet another promised launch window for the Galaxy Home, a device that will be its first smart speaker. With several release dates planned and without the sale going on, the future of the speaker talking to Bixby is even more uncertain.
Galaxy Home is Samsung’s answer to the market that today is dominated by companies like Google (now Nest), Amazon with the line products Echo (who arrived in Brazil this week) and Apple with their HomePod. The idea is for a smart speaker that uses Bixby to work.
It was announced in August last year, at the same launch event as the Galaxy Note 9 and was born with a vase shape that can be both on a piece of furniture and on the floor. At that time no release date was commented on, but shortly afterwards the Korean company said in February this year that the speaker would be launched in April. It was not.
Another launch date was announced and it would be in the first half of 2019, it also did not happen. After so many stumbles it became clear that something was wrong and a new date was commented. She appeared in an interview with Kim Hyun-suk, who is president of Samsung’s consumer electronics division, with the newspaper The Korean Herald: third quarter of this year.
This deadline ended with the arrival of October and Galaxy Home remains far from stores and customers.
In the meantime Samsung has even announced a smaller version of the smart speaker, which has the creative name of Galaxy Home Mini, which also did not appear in the home of any buyer. There is still no new deadline and the launch window for 2019 is closing, with year-end sales getting closer and closer.
Do you know what’s also in Samsung’s limbo? Bixby speaking in Brazilian Portuguese, which was inserted in a “soon” in the beginning of 2017 and until today has not arrived. She is the only great assistant who doesn’t speak Portuguese yet – Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa speak.
With information: The Verge.