Samsung Electronics is entertaining the thought of bringing the full-fledged Linux working system to the Samsung DeX platform, and these efforts had been highlighted in a current idea demo video printed on YouTube by Samsung Newsroom, showcasing Samsung DeX operating the Ubuntu 16 Linux distribution. Assuming that this function shall be carried out, it could place the DeX docking station on the radars of extra potential prospects because the product may develop in reputation particularly amongst Linux customers.
The Samsung DeX docking station was launched earlier this 12 months together with the Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship sequence. It’s an adjunct that makes an attempt to create a bridge between smartphone and desktop experiences and promotes the concept a handset can present a desktop alternative. The DeX station has its personal software program atmosphere which may present entry to the Windows 10 platform with the assistance of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) options like Amazon WorkSpaces. Having stated that, though Samsung DeX customers can reap the benefits of sure Windows 10 function, the OS doesn’t really run natively on the platform and this comes with various levels of limitations. However, Linux is one other story altogether, and since the OS would run natively on the platform, customers would have entry to the complete expertise and be capable to do issues like utilizing basic desktop IDEs for native ARM improvement. Needless to say, that is the ARM model of Ubuntu versus x86_64, which is to be anticipated contemplating the ARM-based chipsets employed by Samsung’s flagship telephones.
Samsung Electronics appears dedicated to bettering the DeX platform as acknowledged beforehand in October, and the subsequent large step within the platform’s evolution appears to be the inclusion of Linux assist exterior of the beta channels. It’s unclear when this function is perhaps launched to most people however as soon as it does, it may place the DeX station again on the map for a lot of Samsung cellphone customers who might have been dissatisfied by their first impressions. Last month the corporate additionally introduced new partnerships with recreation builders together with Netmarble and Super Evil Mega Corp. for bringing a few of their titles into the desktop atmosphere for customers who might favor a extra standard enter scheme over contact controls.