With there being so many voice assistant AI software already available in the market, Samsung’s Bixby will definitely face some stiff competition when it launches alongside the release of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Whether or not it’ll live up to the hype or end up being a mostly forgotten feature remains to be seen.
However the good news is that should the time come and you decide that Bixby isn’t for you, you’ll be interested to learn that there is an app that will allow users to remap the dedicated hardware button for Bixby. In case you didn’t know, the Galaxy S8 comes with a dedicated button that lets users launch Bixby at a touch of a button. With this app, users will be able to remap it to whatever function they want.
This means that if Bixby isn’t living up to your expectations, you could always remap it to launch another software like Cortana, Hound, or Google Assistant. Alternatively if such software has no interest to you, you could remap the button to launch pretty much just about anything. However it should be noted that this app will require access to your phone’s accessibility services.
So far the app has been well-received by users based on its reviews, as well as from feedback from various tech publications and bloggers, so we suppose it can be trusted, but if you’re not comfortable with the idea then we guess you won’t be able to use this app. In the meantime for those who are interested, the app will be available via the Google Play Store.
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