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The Samsung Galaxy S8 plugged into the DeX docking station. Monitor is displaying the PowerPoint and Word Android applications.
Dex Station.

Samsung DeX is an accessory sold first with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices that extends the functionality to allow desktop-like functionality by connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor.[1][2] Samsung later announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would also support the accessory.[3]

The dock provides a USB-C port, ethernet, HDMI 2.0 output and two USB 2.0 ports.[4]

Samsung also announced "Linux on Galaxy", which allows use of a compatible Linux distribution rather than the default Android OS giving full personal computer capabilities.[5][6][7]

The DeX Desktop can also be accessed with third party accessories like the Melopow Dock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Samsung Dex" is a Galaxy S8 dock that makes your phone into a desktop". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Samsung DeX review". The Inquirer. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  3. ^ Chokkattu, Julian (2017-08-23). "Samsung DeX Station Review". Digital Trends. Retrieved 2017-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Samsung DeX: Closer to a Chromebook than convergence". PC World. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Samsung DeX's Expanding Ecosystem Pushes the Possibilities of the Smartphone". Samsung (Press release). Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  6. ^ Page, Carly (2017-10-19). "Samsung DeX will soon run full desktop Linux". The Inquirer. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Linux On Galaxy Brings Desktop Software To Samsung Smartphones". Uber Gizmo. 28 February 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018. 

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