Yeah, there's several things I can do as an alternative. Right now I'm just using a different voice recorder; might set up a Tasker profile later.
It's not that big of a deal, really. It's just annoying/surprising/disappointing that such a highly sought-after and anticipated feature breaks some of the core functionality on a high-end, popular, flagship device. It's even worse if the issue exists on all Samsung (Touchwiz) devices, which I'm trying to determine. Google dropped the ball on this one...
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