#GalaxyS8 #iPhone8 – This Secret Weapon Could Help Samsung Galaxy S8 Take Down iPhone 8 : Samsung likely has a secret plan to take on Apple’s next-gen phone with its next big launch, the Galaxy S8. It seems the Korean firm has identified a plan of attack that will expose what has been a major weakness for Apple, notes Tom’s Guide. Samsung, which desperately needs to make a comeback, has likely chosen to build it around artificial intelligence, a hot corner of the technology market.
Samsung’s AI to use Viv Labs’ tech
Apple has left Samsung behind when it comes to this year’s device with the iPhone 7 getting the advantage from the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, which has been burning or exploding. However, the Korean smartphone maker is in no mood to make such mistakes again and is preparing well to compete with the next iPhone – the iPhone 8.
Samsung’s next device, the Galaxy S8, will include a new artificial intelligence digital assistant and leverage Samsung’s acquisition of Viv Labs, Reuters reports. Viv Labs was headed by Dag Kittlaus, co-creator of Siri.
Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee Injong told Reuters that there is a handful of third-party apps and services with which Apple’s Siri works, but Samsung’s product will allow developers to attach and upload services “to our agent.” Injong said that the Galaxy S8’s AI service will feature technology from Viv Labs, and the services it will offer will be significantly different from those made by competitors.
Injong added that the agent will continue to get smaller as more services are added to it. Samsung plans to expand its voice assistant services to wearables and home appliances, notes Reuters.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the Galaxy S8 could also have a dedicated button for launching the digital assistant. Though sources say that the prototypes are not final yet, there is reportedly a button on the edge of the smartphone in the latest versions.
Galaxy S8 delayed?
This may sound like good news for Samsung fans, but there is one piece of bad news too. People hoping for a launch at the Mobile World Congress in February will be disappointed to know that the Korean firm has pushed the launch of the S8 back to April, as per The WSJ.
Samsung has not been able to identify the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires, resulting in a huge loss of more than $5 billion for the company. Hence, it makes sense for the company to postpone its next smartphone.