There have been numerous attempts in the past to allow smartphones work like desktop computers. Way back in 2011 Motorola tried to introduce Atrix and more recently Microsoft’s Continuum is a noticeable step in this direction. Samsung has taken a bold step with the introduction of the new Dex Dock meant for Samsung Note 8, Samsung Galaxy 8 and Samsung Galaxy 8+.
The Dex Dock allows you to run Linux distributions on your phone and will cost $150. The Dex Dock gives you the familiarity of PC interface and connect your device to a big screen.
The app is suitable for Linux enthusiast and developers as it brings the work environment with them wherever they go. The Dex Dock will just need you to connect a mouse, keyboard and monitor and use many desktop apps.
In an announcement Samsung said- “Now developers can code using their mobiles on-the-go and seamlessly continue the task on a larger display with Samsung DeX.”
Unlike the regular Ubuntu or Debian install, Linux on Galaxy launches through an app. It also gives a superior performance as it runs using the same kernel as Android itself.To be honest it’s convenient to use office productivity products on your big desktop or a game all you need to do is connect your smartphone to a screen, keyboard and mouse.
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