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Samsung: Galaxy Note 9 to have Bixby 2.0

Lee said that "Bixby 2.0" would be more than just a personal assistant

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that its flagship Galaxy Note 9 would have a new version of company’s Airtificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant “Bixby 2.0”.

Speaking to The Korea Herald, Gray G. Lee, Head of the AI Centre Under Samsung Research, revealed that the Galaxy Note 9 will be the launch device for “Bixby 2.0”, Forbes reported.

Lee said that “Bixby 2.0” would be more than just a personal assistant.

It would be an ‘artificial intelligence platform’ which enhances the performance and user experience across the phone.

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Bixby itself would also have enhanced natural language processing, improved noise resistance capability and faster response times.

According to the executive, Samsung now has a 1,000-strong AI workforce and would consider merger and acquisitions of promising AI businesses.

He also revealed Samsung expects Bixby to be running on 14 million Samsung devices by the end of 2018.

The German research firm GfK has revealed that Samsung became the leader in the Indian flagship smartphone market, garnering 49.2 per cent share in the first quarter of 2018.

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In the full financial year (April 2017-March 2018), Samsung registered 55.2 per cent market share in the Rs 40,000 and above price segment, said GfK that reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments.

In March alone, the South Korean giant registered a massive 58 per cent market share in the flagship segment, riding on the success of Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones that were available for sale in India from March 16. (IANS)

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Samsung to Invite Partners to Discuss 5G Commercialization

Samsung said the participants at the gathering will confirm the final technologies for 5G commercialization

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Samsung Electronics Co. said on Monday it is hosting a gathering of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) throughout this week to enable business representatives to exchange views on the commercialization of the fifth-generation (5G) network.

At the meeting, officials from South Korea’s three mobile carriers, SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., as well as international partners like Verizon Wireless, AT&T and NTT DOCOMO, gathered to discuss ways to set up 5G-network services, Yonhap news agency reported.

“The first 5G standard, which includes innovative technologies developed by Samsung Electronics, will be completed at this 3GPP conference,” the company said.

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“This will lead the market to commercialize 5G communication to serve as the core infrastructure for the coming fourth industrial revolution,” it added.

Samsung said the participants at the gathering will confirm the final technologies for 5G commercialization.

“These include 5G wireless access technology providing ultra-high speed data and ultra-low latency and the conformance testing method for 5G terminals,” the tech giant added. (IANS)

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