Late Wednesday, Samsung finally gave us news three months in the making: the revised launch date for its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone.
But there’s another product with an even more complicated and prolonged timeline: the Galaxy Home.
Samsung started talking about the smart speaker in early 2018, and it showed off the device during its Galaxy Note 9 unveiling last August.
The cauldron-esque speaker is powered by company’s Bixby digital assistant, which was initially geared as an interface to control 2017’s Galaxy S8. Samsung has expanded the technology into its various appliances and televisions.
The Galaxy Home would be Bixby’s first appearance in a smart speaker. We don’t yet know exactly what the speaker will do or how much it will cost.
When Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Home a year ago, it said it would go on sale in the second half of 2018. It showed the smart speaker again during its developer conference in November but didn’t specify the launch date. 2018 turned into 2019 with no sign of the Galaxy Home. More