the latest samsung phone has a "bixby" button
when you press it, it immediately launches samsung's shitty version of alexa/siri/etc
you can't disable it
every time someone manages to release a way to disable it samsung patches the exploit
this is the most popular android manufacturer
what the FUCK.
@lynnesbian I emailed them about how shit it is. They don't seem to care.
@Slipperywerm your feedback is vewy vewy impowtant to us OwO
@lynnesbian love to not have control over my over priced toy.
@lynnesbian it’s a physical button?!
@Thomas you know it babey
@lynnesbian how long has this been a thing?!
@amy galaxy so, i don't think it was on the s8
@lynnesbian remembering when the virtual assistant was literally just called galaxy
@lynnesbian Wait really? That's terrifying. Especially given the fact that Samsung accounts for 20% of Korean GDP and makes military equipment.
@sophia oh they made it so you can disable it now
@lynnesbian I'd still wanna tcpdump that traffic and find the cosine distance between network requests and my speech patterns as determined by a voice recorder.
I mean I'd be too lazy to do it, probably, but I'd think real hard about it. Or like not get the fishy phone. But I have an iPhone out of really dumb habit so I'm a hypocrite.
Do you know any good safe open source phones?
@lynnesbian Do you mean 2019?
@sophia oh whoops :p
yes i do
@lynnesbian Well then...
♫♬ SAY WHATCHA MEAN TO SAAAAAY♫♬
♫♬ SAY WHATCHA MEAN TO SAYYYY♫♬
It would be cool if it were remappable.
@lynnesbian (I rooted my phone and disabled them all that way.)
@KitsuneAlicia my point was that you shouldn't have to
@lynnesbian Ah. Gotcha. Fair point.
@lynnesbian Clarification: There's more than one Bixby package on my device.
Also, I'm afraid to delete them because I know what happened the last time I tried to delete a built-in launcher. 😬
@lynnesbian It's weird how nowadays the more you spend on a phone, the worse it gets.
@lynnesbian You can disable it. However, you must activate it and register with Samsung before you can do so.
@lynnesbian i hate it so much! i have never, ever, purposely pressed that button its the most annoying thing cause it launches Bixby and you cant leave the launch screen and cancel it until its done launching
@lynnesbian I refuse to even set it up, I just have to live with the annoyance of hearing "Hi! I'm Bixby!" every time I accidentally push the stupid button
samsung suck big willys and don't even stick to standard fastboot comms so they can stick their smelly phone up their bums lol
Now, if it were a "Busby Berkeley" button, that would be cool
Stop trying to make bixby happen.
It's not gonna happen
@lynnesbian They should have done like blackberry did with their extra button.
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