Bixby or not to Bixby!

With the impending release of Samsung’s latest flagship nearly upon us (I have to wait until the end of the month until I can get mine *sadface*)

Earlier this year a developer known as flar2, developed the amazing Button Mapper app (as the title suggest it’s designed to remap any button on your smart phone) Including the new Bixby key on the S8 and S8 Plus.

Samsung have gotten wind of this (I mean Button Mapper hasn’t exactly been a super secret project) but they’ve decided to put a stop to anyone using button mapper or similar to customise the buttons on their smart phone, by releasing an OTA update deliberately designed to stop this.

From Samsung’s point of view, of course they’re going to want people to use the Bixby button for Bixby, but at the same time it should be something that is a choice of the end user. Me personally probably won’t use Bixby, I’d be one of the people who would remap it to something more useful. But I feel this could have a negative impact on some android users.

Let us know what you think about Samsung’s decision!