Monday, April 17, 2017

Spoilsport Samsung won’t let you remap the Galaxy S8’s Bixby button to other apps

One of the key differences between Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and its previous flagships is the inclusion of a hardware button on the side to invoke Bixby, the company’s new virtual assistant software. Given that Bixby’s voice features won’t even work when the device launches, you’d be right to want to remap that button to launch other apps, like Google Assistant. That was possible for a bit, but it looks like Samsung is now locking down the button so you can’t reconfigure it. That’s according to flar2, the developer behind Button Mapper, an app that lets you remap your phone’s…

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