Galaxy Dwelling, the place are you? Samsung first introduced its Galaxy Dwelling good speaker a 12 months in the past at present, and it nonetheless hasn’t not been launched to the general public. Again in February 2019, Samsung cellular chief DJ Koh mentioned that the Galaxy Dwelling would launch in April. Then in June, Samsung revised its forecast and mentioned that it might launch a while in Q3 2019.
Now that at 12 months has handed and we’re properly into Q3, many people within the tech business have some questions concerning the Bixby-based good speaker. In line with The Verge, which reached out to Samsung, the corporate nonetheless has plans to convey the product to market.
We’re persevering with to refine and improve the Galaxy Dwelling previous to launch, and look ahead to sharing extra with Galaxy followers quickly,” mentioned a Samsung consultant to the publication.
We will not assist however marvel if Samsung has lastly discovered that Bixby as a digital assistant has been a tough promote for purchasers, and an costly speaker powered by Bixby would possibly simply find yourself being a dud available in the market. In reality, throughout Samsung’s presentation on the Galaxy Word 10 on Wednesday, Samsung did not even point out the title Bixby as soon as. That is even though the ability button on the Galaxy Word 10 now doubles as a Bixby button.
Additional complicating issues is that Samsung additionally has a Galaxy Dwelling Mini within the works, which has already made its look recognized through FCC filings. The Galaxy Dwelling Mini has an analogous design to its larger brother, however does not have “toes” on the underside.
Samsung competitor Apple has itself confronted issue within the good speaker market with its HomePod, which makes use of the Siri digital assistant. The HomePod was initially priced at a $349, however Apple instituted a everlasting value reduce to $249 again in April. Regardless of the decreased value, Apple nonetheless hasn’t been in a position to catch as much as opponents just like the Amazon Echo and Google Dwelling. The HomePod nonetheless solely has an anemic 5 p.c of the good speaker market in america.