Speaking to the Korea Herald the unnamed source said, "Samsung currently does not view Al speakers as marketable, as the global market is already dominated by unbeatable Amazon and the Korean market is too small to make profits."
Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out Bixby to English-speaking markets for the first time, suggesting that the voice assistant has a future, just not necessarily in the home as a smart speaker.
A crowded market
In SmartThings, Samsung already has a robust smart home ecosystem, but it appears this is not enough to give it the confidence to take on Amazon.
It will be tough for any smart speaker to catch up with Amazon's hefty lead, and it looks like Samsung doesn't think the fight will be worthwhile.
- Via TheNextWeb
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