At SDC 2018, Samsung's mobile president DJ Koh unveiled the technology that will power the company's first folding smartphone: Infinity Flex Display. This will make it easier for developers to connect their devices and services to the platform via new tools including the SmartThings Cloud Connector, SmartThings Device Kit and SmartThings Hub Connector. They're actually the same tools that Samsung uses to develop new experience for Bixby as well.
Mr Dave Burke, vice-president of engineering for Google's Android software platform, told a Google conference in California that Samsung planned to introduce a new Android-based device early next year.
Google's head of Android UX, Mr Glen Murphy, who was on stage with Samsung, said Google would work with developers to bring more features to the phone.
The bigger screen can split into three active areas at once, meaning three apps can run at the same time.More news: Missouri voters approve minimum wage increase
Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor.
The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well.
Bixby Capsules: These are containers of sorts for features or services created for Bixby by the developer community and made easily accessible to consumers through Bixby Marketplace.
The device will be available for mass production in a few months. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, SmartThings offers a connected experience in a single app, bringing IoT into the smart home, the vehicle, office and everywhere in between, the company said.More news: 'He died a hero:' Sheriff's sergeant dies in California bar mass shooting
During the SDC keynote, Samsung also outlined its commitment to making connected IoT devices work seamlessly together via the new SmartThings app.
"Our strategy is to enhance the gaming experience on Galaxy devices, to make them a go-to platform for gaming". This will now be supported by a SmartThings Developer Workspace.
Smartphone manufacturers are finally starting to take mobile gaming seriously - and Samsung is arguably leading the pack. To facilitate multitasking, Samsung described at the event a new, intuitive interface design called One UI to be used with the Infinity Flex Display. "The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate".More news: Officials order evacuations as Camp Fire threatens Northern California