New Galaxy S10+ update allows Bixby key remapping, improves core functions

New Galaxy S10+ update allows Bixby key remapping, improves core functions
Among all the new cool features of the Galaxy S10+, there’s one that users are particularly excited about and it doesn't have to do with the new cameras or powerful chips. Ever since Samsung introduced the dedicated Bixby button to its smartphones, people have been wanting the ability to use it for something else. Naturally, since that will largely negate the benefits of having it in the first place, Samsung has been stubbornly refusing to add that functionality natively.

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

New Galaxy S10+ update allows Bixby key remapping, improves core functions
Of course, there’s a bunch of smaller fixes and improvements Samsung has made, as the new patch comes at almost 500MB. 

We’re happy to see such a quick reaction, but we're not that surprised. After all, Samsung wants users to have the best first impression possible when they get their fancy new 

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.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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8 Comments

1. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Good to know bixby is revamped. I hope this new update will also remove that good ol' yellow tint on samsung cameras. Saw the s10+ camera samples in youtube and the mix for saturation and color accuracy is still not there.

2. VasiliS7

Posts: 192; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Give away your Sony and buy a new one with better screen. Problem solved

4. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Terry going to Best Buy & checking out the camera for yourself instead of relying on YouTube samples.

8. Fred3

Posts: 390; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

All phone cameras comes with an update after release, so i don't really pay attention to those videos. It's almost an handicap match knowing the phone that they compair it to had a few updates to perfect it. But knowing how the S10+ still stand neck to neck with them shows how much better it'll be after a month.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Great idea regarding Bixby button remapping. You can now have a dedicated camera button.

5. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I never thought of remapping it as a dedicated camera button, but it's a good idea. I'd like to see a poll on what people would remap the button to. I personally would map it to the Google Assistant.

7. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

I see why once would do that, but I'm an 'Okay Google...' person. I like quick access to the camera. Tired of double tapping the power button.

6. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

True. Better than pressing the power button twice.

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