It was only a matter of time, right? We knew Samsung had to be operative on a Bixby-based Amazon Echo/Google Home competitor. Welp, a Galaxy Home was announced during today’s large Note 9 event, and a device is going right after Apple’s HomePod with a reward pattern and what looks to be some high-end hardware.
The device has a cloth covering and a tripod stand, that would make it only as during home on a building as it would on a desktop. There’s a built-in subwoofer and eight-microphones designed for a identical far-field communication as other intelligent speakers. Like a HomePod launch, there’s not unequivocally a lot of information during a launch — not even pricing or timing. Instead, a product is now listed as “coming soon.”
Given a pattern and Samsung’s device history, I’d design a thing to cost an arm and a leg — or, during a really least, something identical to a HomePod. Dozens of a inclination were benefaction during a event, partially powering a sound complement for today’s keynote.
Naturally, a company’s intelligent partner is a pivotal to a product, that is, well, a churned bag during best. Bixby got off to a vital severe start here in a space and still doesn’t offer most to compute it from Alexa/Assistant/Siri and a like. Instead, a association is no doubt anticipating to make existent Galaxy users a bottom here.
Given that Samsung has unsuccessful to offer a decent song streaming use of a own, a association found a healthy partner in associate Apple competitor, Spotify. The renouned song use will offer as a basement for a intelligent speaker’s song playback. That in and of itself might be adequate to means users to give it a second look. Though a Google Home Max, notably, also lets users make Spotify a default choice.
As with a rest of a competition, intelligent home functionality is also key, with Samsung’s SmartHome use as a a basement of that experience.