06-28-2017 09:15 AM
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  1. sangs's Avatar
    I've tried the S8+ several times since release and have returned it each time. And if I'm being honest, the No.1 reason I end up hating the thing is because of that goddamn Bixby button. It's very easy to tell somebody, "You'll get used to it," but I accidentally press that f*****g button several times per day, activating it's annoying chime/splash screen. Oh and let's talk about the "Bixby Vision" camera prompt too, shall we? The one that seems to never go away? Bixby is a seeping wound and has me longing for the days when Samsung only ruined my phone with a flammable battery. For all the "faults" I may find with my iPhone 7 Plus, one thing it doesn't do is harass the living hell out of me like a fishwife.
    06-16-2017 08:36 AM
  2. Sapient's Avatar
    Funny. I've only had my phone for a couple days, but I've never accidentally hit the Bixby button. Nor have I hit it on purpose. I suppose I should press it just to see if it works.

    I agree it is annoying to have the product pushed so hard. Every phone has at least a few annoying aspects. I suppose it is easier to stick with annoyances you have gotten used to than to accept entirely new ones.
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    06-16-2017 08:44 AM
  3. jjinal's Avatar
    I use Package Disabled Pro to disable everything related to Bixby. My Bixby button doesn't do anything whether you push it or not.
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    06-16-2017 09:05 AM
  4. sparkeater79's Avatar
    That's very true. Good point. We shall see what happens this holiday season, into next year of course.

    Yup, most loyalists won't budge from any ecosystem no matter how locked down it is unfortunately. Sad, but true.
    Samsung gave me a free galaxy s8 so I am glad to put my ip7 in the drawer and give the s8 a shot, I had android before apple so I have apps and stuff I paid for already. Then again I didn't pay a dime so....
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    06-16-2017 09:28 AM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    I've tried the S8+ several times since release and have returned it each time. And if I'm being honest, the No.1 reason I end up hating the thing is because of that goddamn Bixby button. It's very easy to tell somebody, "You'll get used to it," but I accidentally press that f*****g button several times per day, activating it's annoying chime/splash screen. Oh and let's talk about the "Bixby Vision" camera prompt too, shall we? The one that seems to never go away? Bixby is a seeping wound and has me longing for the days when Samsung only ruined my phone with a flammable battery. For all the "faults" I may find with my iPhone 7 Plus, one thing it doesn't do is harass the living hell out of me like a fishwife.
    I understand what you're saying, however with BK Package Disable, I just disabled the whole damn thing!
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    06-16-2017 09:34 AM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I use Package Disabled Pro to disable everything related to Bixby. My Bixby button doesn't do anything whether you push it or not.
    Touche, That's exactly what I did withing a couple hours of buying my S8! I did accidentally hit the stupid Bixby button which is frustrating as all hell! With most Galaxy apps disabled, and Bixby disabled, the User experience is very beautiful!
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    06-16-2017 09:36 AM
  7. jratliff's Avatar
    Can't you remap the Bixby button too? I wish phones had more hard buttons, I'd love being able to have more customizable direct shortcuts from a couple hard buttons, then could trigger Tasker tasks from my pocket. Like others said just disable it if that's your only problem.

    I'm still using the Note 7 with no issues and only skipped the S8+ because I wanted to wait for the Note 8.
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    06-16-2017 09:46 AM
  8. sangs's Avatar
    Touche, That's exactly what I did withing a couple hours of buying my S8! I did accidentally hit the stupid Bixby button which is frustrating as all hell! With most Galaxy apps disabled, and Bixby disabled, the User experience is very beautiful!
    I get that, I really do, especially since I've used package disablers with previous Android phones. But Joe Blow consumer - the ones not buying and the ones returning the S8/S8+ - are not going to bother with that. And they shouldn't have to, quite frankly. I really don't know what Samsung was thinking. Just stick to hardware.
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    06-16-2017 09:47 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I still have yet to hit the Bixby button except for maybe one time when I was still learning how to hold the phone :P.
    06-16-2017 09:48 AM
  10. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I still have yet to hit the Bixby button except for maybe one time when I was still learning how to hold the phone :P.
    Me too. I guess it must have to do with the way one holds the phone. I've never hit it without meaning to hit it.
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    06-16-2017 09:50 AM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Can't you remap the Bixby button too? I wish phones had more hard buttons, I'd love being able to have more customizable direct shortcuts from a couple hard buttons, then could trigger Tasker tasks from my pocket. Like others said just disable it if that's your only problem.

    I'm still using the Note 7 with no issues and only skipped the S8+ because I wanted to wait for the Note 8.
    When the S8's first launched users were able to remap the Bixby button to whatever they wanted it to be. However, within a couple of weeks of the S8's launch, Samsung released a stupid maintenance patch disabled that OS feature completely unfortunately. I agree that certain hardware buttons are nice but the only thing you can do with the Bixby button is Disable it, and that's that.
    06-16-2017 09:58 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    I get that, I really do, especially since I've used package disablers with previous Android phones. But Joe Blow consumer - the ones not buying and the ones returning the S8/S8+ - are not going to bother with that. And they shouldn't have to, quite frankly. I really don't know what Samsung was thinking. Just stick to hardware.
    That's also very true unfortunately. The average(non-techie) consumer doesn't give a crap about that and just finds it annoying/frustrating. It's unfortunate that Samsung did carte a hardware button for it's sole purpose of their miniscule attempt at a virtual assistant. I never even bothered to use Bixby whatsoever.
    06-16-2017 10:01 AM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    I still have yet to hit the Bixby button except for maybe one time when I was still learning how to hold the phone :P.
    Even before i disabled the Bixby button, I really tried soo hard NOT to accidentally hit the button. How you normally/comfortably hold/use the phone, it's almost impossible NOT to hit the button. Samsung obviously, knew exactly what they were doing when they placed the physical button in the at specific location, That's for sure!
    06-16-2017 10:04 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Even before i disabled the Bixby button, I really tried soo hard NOT to accidentally hit the button. How you normally/comfortably hold/use the phone, it's almost impossible NOT to hit the button. Samsung obviously, knew exactly what they were doing when they placed the physical button in the at specific location, That's for sure!
    Actually it isn't impossible for me. Maybe the way you hold it -- but for me I naturally don't hit it. If I had to make a conscious effort to always avoid or if I hit it accidentally all the time I would try and get ride of it in some way (such as Package Disabler) but since I don't .. I just ignore/forget it is there.
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    06-16-2017 10:06 AM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    Actually it isn't impossible for me. Maybe the way you hold it -- but for me I naturally don't hit it. If I had to make a conscious effort to always avoid or if I hit it accidentally all the time I would try and get ride of it in some way (such as Package Disabler) but since I don't .. I just ignore/forget it is there.
    Yeah I hear ya. I mean i suppose there is some way to consciously not hit the button. It just makes holding the phone to me more awkward. The package disabler app is awesome though. NO questions about that.
    06-16-2017 10:08 AM
  16. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I occasionally hit the bixby button by mistake, especially when switching the screen off. No big deal through, I press the home button and bixby goes away...problem solved.
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    06-16-2017 10:50 AM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    If I'm reading this right, Android has 61.7% of market share in US where IOS has 36.5%. That's a pretty significant lead for Android. With so many choices on the Android side it would be hard for one phone to dominate with all factors considered. Unless I'm misunderstanding this article.
    06-16-2017 10:54 AM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    Maybe I was misreading that article as well. Doesn't make much sense to me either honestly.
    06-16-2017 10:55 AM
  19. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    If anything, Samsung may be a victim of their own success. The S7 / S7 Edge were wildly popular phones, and have held up amazingly well. I'd guess many S7 owners didn't feel the need to upgrade this year.
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    06-16-2017 11:54 AM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    If anything, Samsung may be a victim of their own success. The S7 / S7 Edge were wildly popular phones, and have held up amazingly well. I'd guess many S7 owners didn't feel the need to upgrade this year.
    Good Point. You're right, most consumers still have their S7/S7 Edges and their phones are working just fine for now. The true test would be during the holiday season, especially with the Pixel 2 phones, and the iPhone 8 out later this year. Only time will tell.
    06-16-2017 11:56 AM
  21. clownin72's Avatar
    I'm one that had to upgrade from the s7edge. Great phone but the battery life and screen real estate on this s8 plus is too good to pass up. Other than the kinda weird fps location, this phone kills anything out there
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    06-16-2017 11:58 AM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    I'm one that had to upgrade from the s7edge. Great phone but the battery life and screen real estate on this s8 plus is too good to pass up. Other than the kinda weird fps location, this phone kills anything out there
    Thank you, Yes thanks exactly my thinking as well! It's simply a fantastic phone. Does everything flawlessly, and as advertised as well.
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    06-16-2017 12:01 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    BGR in the past has been an iPhone centric site. The iPhone has a more loyal following in the US but the US Android legions are growing at a faster rate as incremental improvements with the occasional feature upgrade are getting tiresome. In the end, it's about what works best for you. Samsung & Apple are both global players but it appears that Android has a larger global market share.
    06-16-2017 02:04 PM
  24. eric002's Avatar
    BGR in the past has been an iPhone centric site. The iPhone has a more loyal following in the US but the US Android legions are growing at a faster rate as incremental improvements with the occasional feature upgrade are getting tiresome. In the end, it's about what works best for you. Samsung & Apple are both global players but it appears that Android has a larger global market share.
    I agree completely as to how you just stated everything... Apps are apps at the end of the day, it all depends on what works best for you and which ecosystem you're most invested in.
    06-16-2017 02:07 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    BGR in the past has been an iPhone centric site. The iPhone has a more loyal following in the US but the US Android legions are growing at a faster rate as incremental improvements with the occasional feature upgrade are getting tiresome. In the end, it's about what works best for you. Samsung & Apple are both global players but it appears that Android has a larger global market share.
    Yep. Weren't they the ones who got in trouble for leaking the iPhone prototype?
    06-16-2017 02:09 PM
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