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Samsung highlights Bixby, One UI 2.0 and foldables at SDC 2019

The annual Samsung Developer Conference is underway in San Jose, California. The conference is all about software and Samsung has highlighted new ways for developers to bring enhanced experiences. Bixby and One UI 2.0 improvements were among the things it talked about in addition to foldable smartphones.

The Bixby Marketplace was launched earlier this year to allow developers to bring their Bixby capsules to millions of Bixby users. Samsung says that the size of the Bixby developer community has doubled in the past six months. Starting next year, the Bixby Marketplace is going to expand so that developers can offer third-party integrations on more Samsung devices.

Samsung’s annual developer conference is underway

It has also made some improvements to the Bixby Developer Studio. The new Bixby Templates allow developers to create capsules using pre-existing forms. This means that they don’t have to start from scratch. With improved Bixby Views, developers can build experiences with a consistent design across mobile devices, smart watches, TVs and even refrigerators.

Samsung has already provided users a taste of One UI 2.0 with the Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 series. The idea behind One UI 2.0 is to enable users to focus on what matters most to them. In the interest of consistency, Samsung is expanding the use of One UI 2.0 to tablets, wearables and foldables as well.

Speaking of foldables, Samsung reiterated its commitment to exploring a variety of new form factors in the foldable smartphone category. It’s obviously not giving away any specifics at this point in time. However, it’s believed to be considering a clamshell-like form factor for its next foldable smartphone.

We’re on the ground in San Jose to attend the Samsung Developer Conference 2019. We’ll be sure to bring you all of the latest developments so keep it locked to SamMobile.

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