Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2018, a two-day special event meant for Developer finally ended on 8th November. In these two days, Samsung made a handful of announcements on what it’s working on. The event kicked off with President & CEO of Samsung, DJ Koh putting emphasis on IOT & how it’s been changing lives all across the globe. But it didn’t just stop there. Here are the major things announced at Samsung’s Developer Conference 2018.
Bixby Developer Studio & IOT Services
Probably one of the major announcements at the Samsung Developer Conference 2018, Bixby will finally be available to developers through Bixby Developer Studio. Developers had been waiting a long time for this and it’s finally here. Opening up Bixby to third-party apps & devs will contribute more to the voice assistant and it can evolve into the next big thing which Samsung needs to overtake Google’s voice assistant. Samsung also added Bixby marketplace to make it easy for developers to work with.
The next big thing that the company talked about was its Open Smart Home. Samsung talked about how its smart devices have been making the life of the people much easier. The company also emphasised on making it more developer friendly and future ready. “Work with Smart Things” is the new certification program which the company also announced at the event, making it easy for manufacturers to take part and use the IOT services to its fullest extent.
One UI – Revamped Samsung Experience
The Korean tech major also revamped its User Interface, earlier known as Samsung Experience will now be called One UI. This version solely focussed on usability and aesthetics. More rounded icons, redesigned app user interface, system-wide dark mode are a few nifty features the new UI comes with. The beta program has already been started and initially will only be available for Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+. The stable builds will start rolling next year in January.
Infinity Flex Display & Samsung’s Foldable Phone
Samsung is the leading innovator when it comes to displays. This is clearly evident in its smartphones which make use of the Super-AMOLED technology. Samsung has previously shown prototype foldable displays at Consumer Electronics Show but this year at SDC they refined the technology and its now called “Infinity Flex Display”.
At the event, the company also showcased designs for the notched phones calling it the Infinity U, Infinity V, Infinity O & New Infinity. Each representing the respective design except ” New Infinity” which is completely set to eliminate the notch but that won’t be happening anytime soon. So be ready to see Samsung Smartphones with Notches next year.
Samsung also showcased a prototype foldable smartphone which was actually using Infinity Flex Display technology. The device is due for a release next year at a Samsung event. With foldable displays the possibilities are endless. Samsung will be working closely with Google to optimise the Android Operating System for upcoming foldable displays & Google has said that the upcoming version of Android, Android Q will have native support for this technology.
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