Friday, March 17, 2017

Samsung needs its next phone to be a success. Here’s how it may lure you back. - The Washington Post

When these (and a headphone jack...) may be near the top of the list of competitive differentiation features, Samsung is likely to have another rough year; see the full article for other anticipated features

"Desktop mode: The new phones will have a mode that will let them connect to a monitor and be used more like a PC, according to an anonymous tip received by the tech blog All About Windows Phone. Users will reportedly be able to open multiple apps alongside each other, similar to the way Microsoft’s “Continuum” feature gives users a computer-like work environment using just their smartphone and a monitor.

A new assistant: Samsung last year bought Viv, the company originally behind Apple's Siri assistant. So it makes sense that the new phone would have a new assistant that would perform many of the same functions as Siri, as reported by the Guardian.

The assistant's reported name, Bixby, appears to have been confirmed by Samsung itself, through an Italian-language privacy policy published online that mentions the name."
Samsung needs its next phone to be a success. Here’s how it may lure you back. - The Washington Post
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