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Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

Pre-orders for Galaxy S8 Greater than Expected: Samsung’s Mobile Chief

SEOUL, Apr. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Consumer response for Samsung Electronics Co.’s latest high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S8, has been better than expected, the company’s mobile division chief said Thursday, with pre-orders for the flagship device surpassing a whopping 720,000 units in just seven days in South Korea, heralding a major hit for the company. [...]

What Job Openings at Viv Labs Tell Us about the Future of Samsung AI Interface

What Job Openings at Viv Labs Tell Us about the Future of Samsung AI Interface

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Among the highly-anticipated features on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus is Bixby, a new AI-based voice assistant that is replacing S Voice.  Although much of Bixby’s full capacity or coherence and consistency is still under wraps, the service will offer a wider level of control compared to [...]

Face Recognition Tech Still Insufficient for Security

Face Recognition Tech Still Insufficient for Security

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The facial recognition technology equipped in Samsung Electronics Co.’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, will not be sufficient to guarantee the phones’ security, industry sources said Friday. “The phones can be unlocked by the face of a sleeping person, or even just by a photo,” an industry watcher [...]