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Samsung DeX transforms your Galaxy S8 into a desktop PC

What makes DeX so interesting is that it is a full desktop dock for your phone that allows you to treat your phone like it's a PC
By: Lana Jelic | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 9:38 pm

Today Samsung announced a new hardware and software solution named DeX.

 

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DeX is the company's desktop transformation tool for turning a Galaxy S8 or S8+ into a desktop computer. This harnesses Samsung's latest Exynos processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon depending on the region you are located in.

 

What makes DeX so interesting is that it is a full desktop dock for your phone that allows you to treat your phone like it's a PC.

 

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DeX allows you to hook up a keyboard, mouse, monitor and other USB peripherals to the $149 hub and then dock your phone to it. You can also pay an extra $10 to get rapid charging capability. Also, it's got a fan to keep your phone cool while you're using it heavy productivity tasks.

 

Read also: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Everything you need to know

 

Samsung says that apps that are compatible with the latest version of Android and have dynamic resizing should be able to behave like regular Windows when docked to the DeX dock.

 

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There is also support for virtual desktops from Amazon, Microsoft, and Citrix who all provide virtualized desktop environments to businesses. This way, the data never leaves the server and DeX is only being used as a thin client to access the VDI instance.

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