You're still going with this conspiracy theory nonsense? Google just added a Bixby key too and it's not remappable either for the same reason. It's a custom interface that works systemwide. No one is trying to thwart remapping. When you create a work around for a custom interface and the interface is updated it breaks the work around. That's all that's happening.
I'm surprised you people aren't sued for this click bait nonsense.
Sonu4678, 12 Jul 2017I can see why Samsung is trying hard to let people use Bixby. Bixby is still in infant phase s... moreGoogle is copying? maybe
but if there was no android for samsung... I am sure samsung is standing somewhere
next to Nokia or Motorola
Yeah they can still make parts but it will not be as profitable as now
instead of forcing their customer who dropped $720 on the damn phone
how about make your software right for once so make the users DO want to
use your damn bixby, huh?
I tried 2 top apps and uninstalled them. One couldnt launch the camera. The other would launch it but nog take pictures. So no thanks
I use Bixby but not the button but will use the button when Bixby assistant is released in the UK.
GenX, 12 Jul 2017My s8 is a month old now and it starts giving me lags in UIomg serious? one month old only?
I have never used bixby but i hate it because Samsung is trying to force me to use a feature that i never asked for or will never be useful as per the far leap Google & others are already at. The removal of this feature will free up RAM&ROM. The more Samsung forces this feature on it's present and potential costumes, the more push back and resentment Samsung will get for this feature. Samsung already makes the best phones! why screw up a good thing? I really hope that the NOTE 8 does not have bixby....PLEASE!!!! Samsung
Check out this app to remap Bixby quickly:
My s8 is a month old now and it starts giving me lags in UI
i am noob tech, 12 Jul 2017r u apple fanboy ..just asking. i amnot fan of either oneApple release useless products too duh.
probably the engineers let people do it but the egoistic manager or whoever came up with the Bixby and the purchase didn't wanna get fired or lose favour with the big boss so he kept making them disable it :P
CM3, 12 Jul 2017Not really. They have many other stupid decisions. Omitting the IR blaster, S Voice( actually ... moreShould've worked on onscreen fingerprint scanner instead of Bixby, that button should become mappable as default like HTC did with pressure sensing sides
I can see why Samsung is trying hard to let people use Bixby. Bixby is still in infant phase so they want feedback very badly.
But for the people who think Bixby is redundant as there is a Google's voice assistant, you definitely don't know what Bixby can do. It's very different from Google's voice and an amazing concept. I can see Google copying its features in the future and making Bixby obsolete. It's what Google has always done, copying other OEMs great features and baking into their new OS. They are probably the best when it comes to software optimization and i don't hate them for doing these things because its providing better experience to users.
My only gripe would be that people don't give credit to the OEMs, instead they hate it saying bloat and useless feature until Google announce that they are incorporating the same feature in the next OS version and then suddenly it becomes a very useful one. People are very hypocritical.
bixby is a useless bloatware. like svoice
mark, 12 Jul 2017and Samsung fanboys always bragging that Samsung is superior than apple.. will maybe Samsung i... moreSamsung Is best in terms of design of the phone. it also best in UI if they make it own patten, unless they don't use third party interfaces. even samsung phones lags all time if you purchased cheap or high end spec it feels the same.
The more samsung tries to block remapping the more developers will work to remap it
and Samsung fanboys always bragging that Samsung is superior than apple.. will maybe Samsung is superior in releasing useless features..
Hoffmann, 12 Jul 2017This whole Bixby thing is Samsungs one of the most stupid and useless decisions they made in t... moreNot really. They have many other stupid decisions. Omitting the IR blaster, S Voice( actually almost every single app they made that google already has an app for. And they don't even have more functions to make up for the unnecessary clutter), the stupid fingerprint scanner position that could easily be avoided by delaying the device a bit, repeatedly giving crappy earbuds in the box (this time rather expensive ones), etc.