The Bixby speaker is real. Here's what we know about Samsung Galaxy Home
Bixby, tell me a joke.
David KatzmaierEditorial Director -- Personal Tech
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
ExpertiseA 20-year CNET veteran, David has been reviewing TVs since the days of CRT, rear-projection and plasma. Prior to CNET he worked at Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as the Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics.Credentials
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Ty Pendlebury is a journalism graduate of RMIT Melbourne, and has worked at CNET since 2006. He lives in New York City where he writes about streaming and home audio.
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announced its first smart speaker with the Bixbyvirtual voice assistant, the Galaxy Home. The announcement was made at the company's Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York, alongside the
Galaxy Note 9
The speaker is up against some stiff competition: For example, there are dozens of speakers that feature Amazon's Alexa, including the popular Echo series, while Google Assistant speakers including the
come in second place. Plus, there's the Apple HomePod featuring Siri. All three systems have evolved over a number of years and Bixby has a lot of catching up to do.
Samsung's first Bixby speaker, the Galaxy Home, revealed