There’s Such a Thing as a Bixby Marketplace Now

There’s Such a Thing as a Bixby Marketplace Now


Samsung introduced a little something today called the Bixby Marketplace for its Galaxy phones. As the name suggests, this is a gathering place for all of the services that Bixby offers from a range of 3rd party outfits like Yelp or Spotify or Google Maps.

The goal of the Bixby Marketplace, which sort of already existed prior to today just without a name, is to give Bixby users more customization options. In the Marketplace, you get to manage the services that work through Bixby to hopefully bring you the ultimate in Bixby.

I basically said a bunch of nothing right there, so let’s talk about what the point of this is. Bixby uses something called capsules, which are 3rd party services that work within Bixby. That could mean directions or navigation from Google Maps by launching Bixby or reservations from Yelp or opening up a specific Spotify playlist. Yes, you … Read the rest

Samsung Galaxy Home Launch Still Happening, Scheduled for Q3

Samsung Galaxy Home Launch Still Happening, Scheduled for Q3


Galaxy Home, Samsung’s Bixby-powered hub for your living space, is now scheduled to launch at some point during Q3, according to a Samsung’s CEO Kim Hyun.

This is interesting because we’ve been following the Galaxy Home since last year in August when the device was made official, and with every new Samsung press event, we keep expecting for the company to provide launch details. At the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung lined the floor with Galaxy Home units, but didn’t give us any sort of release schedule. Same went for the Galaxy S10 launch and the annual Samsung Developers Conference. They came and went with no mention of a Galaxy Home release.

Considering how much of a non factor Bixby appears to be, at least in the US, there was a part of us that thought Samsung may even cancel the speaker. That doesn’t seem to be … Read the rest