New Galaxy S10+ update allows Bixby key remapping, improves core functions
That changed with the release of the Galaxy S10 line when Samsung promised that it will finally allow users to change the behavior of the Bixby button from its own menus. That might have been a last-minute decision since the function wasn’t available on the software the Galaxy S10+ came with. It doesn’t matter, however, because most people will start getting their new smartphones around March 8 and the software update is already here!
Well, not “here” here, it appears our device is towards the back of the short line of active Galaxy S10’s, but SamMobile is reporting that some devices have already received the update.
Besides the highly anticipated feature, the update is also bringing a couple of other important changes:
- The stability of Camera has been improved
- The performance of Fingerprint recognition has been improved
From previous statements about the Bixby remapping option, we know that users will be able to customize either the single press or the double press of the button, the other will remain dedicated to launching Samsung’s voice assistant. Sounds like a good compromise to us.
It’s not clear if the new update will come preinstalled on the devices that are shipping in about a week, but either way, you’ll likely have it waiting as soon as you turn on your new Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Samsung has said that the Bixby button customization will reach older Galaxy devices as well, so we’re on the lookout for more updates.