Samsung eliminates the possibility of remapping the Bixby button of its Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus

After endless rumors about the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, most of which focused on their virtual assistant Bixby, finally appeared, confirming almost everything that was said.

Bixby Galaxy S8

However, the first buyers of this terminal could not use the voice assistant until after a while.

It was then that the option to remap the button Bixby made all sense, as it would allow a utility until the arrival of the assistant or use it instead.

However, with the latest update of the Galaxy S8, the ability to give the additional button another function has disappeared.

A developer of the Button Mapper application was prepared to update the app of that name so that the function of the button Bixby could be modified.

Everything was fine in previous versions, but the latest OTA received by Samsung ended this possibility, although it was not known if it was accidental or was made on purpose.

Philip Berne, Samsung USA, posted on Twitter, in response to another twit, that that feature was taking advantage of a system-level behavior and that this had been changed.

Therefore, those who would like the Galaxy S8 and prefer to remap the Bixby button, can not be done anymore, unless, of course, the development community find a way to skip this restriction.