Rumors of Samsung and Harman jointly working no an AI speaker are intensifying. Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of Harman International, told Korean media that a device was discussed behind closed doors in Berlin during the IFA 2017.
According to Dinesh Paliwal, the speaker would be better than Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
IFA 2017 saw the debut of a bunch of voice-operated electronics and Samsung even added a few smart appliances to its own lineup. Yet a smart speaker is the largest project Harman and Samsung are working together after the acquisition of Harman by Samsung earlier this year.
Samsung has Bixby that works on the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, along with the recently announced Galaxy Note 8. The voice assistant has a dedicated button and a few cool features, and does somethings others can’t.
But it is slowly rolling out in languages different than Korean or English, it needs some time and user dedication to prove itself as a feasible service and a direct competitor to Google Assistant.