Samsung says they would like to have AI implemented in all of their products by 2020. From the visual display shown during the SDC 2018 conference it appears their usage of “all” is intended to be widely encompassing. Phones, car audio systems, refrigerators, air conditioners…
Samsung is inviting developers to start engaging in development for their conversational AI. Now they have made the same tools that they use for Bixby development internally available publically. The development portal and the development tools for Windows and OS X are available now at: https://bixbydevelopers.com
Galaxy Home, a Bixby enabled smart speaker, was showcased as a target implementation for the SDK.
The “Media Control API” will be available to content partners this December for adding deeper control into applications. Samsung says Netflix and Hulu are on board and will begin development with it next year.
The Samsung Frame TVs are also being opened to developers by way of the Ambient Mode SDK. This will allow developer content to show when the TV is in it’s standby mode.
Tizen 5.0 was released a few days ago. This is a week in advance of the Samsung Developer’s Conference 2018. For those keeping count until now the most recent version of Tizen prior to now (4.0) could be found on the Galaxy Watch and Samsung TVs. There are Mobile devices that run Tizen. But I am in the USA and those devices are not sold here (so I won’t speak on them much).
What’s new in Tizen 5.0? There is improved IoT support, support for Bixby, and support for glTF. glTF is a format that aims to provide efficient loading of 3D scenes, but it is being added to Tizen with intent for it to be applied to watch faces. With the upgrade we are also getting improved debugging support and a new version of Tizen.Net. It also looks that they are deprecating the UI Builder tool in Tizen.
I get the feeling that I’ll hear more about this update when I go to the conference next week. I’ll post more from the conference as I find out 🙂
- C# API for Display Control
- Native API for Multi-LED control
- Compressed File System
- Low Memory Management
- Upgrade to source libraries
- icu (60.2)
- sqlite (3.24.0)
- json-glib (1.4.2)
- wayland (1.15.0)
- efl (1.21)
- Updated Watchface Complication Framework
- App Control API
- Minicontrol API
- WebView Control added
- Network Firewall
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Neural Network Runtime