Yesterday brought some big news for the Galaxy S10, as we learned that Samsung would allow owners of the S10 devices to remap the dedicated Bixby button to launch any third-party app. Now we've got some more good news, this time for owners of previous Samsung flagships.
Samsung has confirmed that it will extend its Bixby button remap feature to previous flagship phones. In a blog post detailing Bixby's features, Samsung highlights Bixby Key Customization, explaining how you can map the Bixby button to launch your favorite app or quick command with a single or double press and then Bixby will launch with the other action that. And then at the bottom of the post is this tidbit:
"Bixby Key Customization is compatible with the Galaxy S10, and will be available via a software update on previously released Bixby-enabled flagship smartphones running Android Pie OS."
There's no telling exactly when these updates will roll out, but this is exciting news for owners of the Galaxy S8, S9, Note 8, and Note 9. In the past, many of those users have tried hacks and workarounds to let them remap the Bixby button, but soon it'll be an officially supported feature. Kudos to Samsung for finally making it happen.
So, Galaxy flagship owners, what will you remap your Bixby button to do?