The power of Linux is coming to select Galaxy devices, via DeX
Oct 23 2017
In a related development, which is surely going to make Linux enthusiasts excited, Samsung has announced that it's working on an application that'll let you run different Linux distributions on Galaxy smartphones.
This way, whenever a user needs to use a function not available on Android, users can simply switch operating systems and run any app or program they need to using a Linux desktop environment. To get started, users have to plug the Samsung smartphone into the DeX Station, which will connect the smartphone to an HDMI compatible monitor as well as connect to any Bluetooth-enabled, USB or RF-type keyboard and mouse. But we are not certain whether Samsung will use it's octa 10nm Exynos SoC, we are more likely to biased to the possibility that Galaxy S9 chips may be built on the 8nm process as Samsung is already capable of mass producing the next-gen 8nm mobile chips.
Samsung further boasted that DeX is taking strides on the gaming front, allowing some mobile games to be played in full-screen with a large display, again with mouse and keyboard control.
There were a few similar concepts, but the first mainstream implementation was Samsung DeX. Is the DeX dock something you have considered getting? It does need to utilize the same Linux kernel as Android OS though.
Linux On Galaxy will be installed as an app on your smartphone.
Unveiled earlier this year, Samsung DeX tool is now compatible with the company's top-of-the-line smartphones including Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and GalaxyNote 8 which offer users an Android-based desktop-like experience.