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Samsung launches Bixby marketplace to offer a better user experience

This is also the company's attempt to compete better with Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.

South Korean technology giant Samsung has opened a new app store for its digital assistant Bixby. This will help users discover new shortcuts that they can use with the assistant. The app store has been named as Bixby marketplace and users can go to browse for ‘Bixby capsules’.

Before you assume this to be some kind of a medically prescribed drug, we should tell you that these are basically tools that are similar to Amazon‘s Alexa skills and they let you access certain functions of the app by just using your voice.

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It is worth pointing out that Samsung’s Bixby offers quick commands that integrate well with third-party apps. However, the marketplace makes it easier for the user to browse through various categories of apps including games, productivity, travel and music. Users will also be able to customize their capsule to need that is very specific in nature. For instance, if you like to travel by Uber over other can-hailing services, you can adjust the settings in a way that whenever you request a ride, Bixy makes an Uber come and pick you up.

Similarly, you can adjust settings for other apps like Spotify, Yelp, YouTube, Google Maps and more.

According to Samsung, the Bixby marketplace and capsules would not come with visual ads. However, there isn’t much clarity about any audio-based advertisements on the app store.

Bixby

With the launch of the new platform, Samsung is trying to get more developers to create for its marketplace. The company has even said that it has plans of unveiling more at its developer conference that will be held in fall this year in San Jose, California.

Bixby marketplace is now available for users in the United States and Korea and it is expected to be rolled out to other important markets for Samsung soon.

In an unrelated piece of news, Samsung has also announced that it is all set to launch its Galaxy Note 10 handset at its Galaxy Unpacked event that will be scheduled for August 7 this year. We should mention that the event will be hosted at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York City.

Although the company has not confirmed this yet, reports suggest that it will be launching two devices with different screen sizes instead of one this time. Other than this, Samsung is also expected to unveil its Galaxy Fold and its much awaited Galaxy Home speaker at the event.

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