Sometime earlier this year, Samsung announced that it was working on bringing Linux closer to its users that needed mobility. Named Samsung DeX, this should be able to push the boundaries of smartphones and help any interested user run Linux on their phone.
“The DeX ecosystem continues to expand with our strategic partnerships and app development community. This growth is a key to its success,” writes Samsung in a new post.
The tech company declares that it is making “substantial progress” all thanks to the help of “key partners and productivity, collaboration, content creation, and entertainment content providers”.
Samsung DeX, Still in Trial but Open For News Registration
Samsung’s DeX is still in trial phase but is reportedly well on its way to bringing the Linux experience from the PC to the mobile. The company is also intent on transitioning this system onto larger displays as well.
Samsung DeX will work not by changing the smartphone’s software and modifying root info but simply through an application. Called Linux on Galaxy, this should offer a toolset and an environment familiar to all those using Linux for software development and multimedia work.
There already are several ways of installing Linux software on other devices. For example, even Microsoft built and integrated a Linux subsystem in its latest OS, Windows 10.
However, DeX should have a few distinct advantages over it, one of them being the fact that Android is Linux-based, to begin with. This should ease the access to its resources.
The second advantage is that Samsung DeX is set to be the first truly mobile variant of this type. Thanks to its being an app, smartphone users will be able to use it anytime they need while also not having to change their phone’s OS.
Instead, they can run their much needed Linux-based distributions in a Linux OS environment on the go.
Although users still have to wait some more for this app, those interested can sign up and receive early notifications about availability.
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