Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Galaxy S8 Bixby button remapping blocked by Samsung

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Sherri Watson | 19 April, 2017, 00:36

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ZDNet reports that images are appearing on local tech community sites Ppomppu and Ruliweb, as well as social media giant Instagram, showing the smartphone displays with an excessive red tint.

Therefore, Samsung developed deep red OLEDs to strengthen the color and the reddish tint might have resulted due to the new process.

Right now, there isn't enough data to find how prevalent the red tint on the Samsung Galaxy S8 is. In order to deliver an instant fix, Samsung advised users go to the phone's settings menu and change the configuration.

However, the Galaxy S8 automatically adjusts the video to display in the phone's 18.5:9 aspect ratio, making full use of the phone's glorious screen and avoiding the letterboxing effect (though it does partially crop the video). Though the two smartphones will be up for pre-orders at 12 noon on April 19, 2017.

If you thought that the Galaxy S8's dedicated button for activating the Bixby digital assistant could be put to other uses, let Samsung disabuse you of that notion.

When pressing the Bixby button, the system generates a key up and down event, xda-developers explains.

The Korea Herald reports that consumers have also complained about the Bixby button being limited only to the operation of Samsung's new voice assistant.

According to a leaked prototype unit, Samsung was planning on fitting a dual camera on the Galaxy S8+. "I can't say for sure why this behavior changed, but I can say that we are not supporting remapping that button", he said on Twitter. Bixby, for those unfamiliar, is Samsung's new alternative to Siri and Google Assistant, though users shouldn't expect it to be fully functional upon the handset's launch.

The Galaxy S8 has ditched its predecessor's physical home button, instead moving to a stunning 5.8-inch near edge-to-edge Infinity Display. But, some experts are of the view that Samsung will likely have to wait until at least next-gen Galaxy S devices to introduce something like that.