Samsung testing to bring Linux on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 with DeX Support

Looks like Continuum is going to be a major feature for phones in coming months.  First started by Microsoft with Continuum, and perfected by Huawei with its Mate 10, has put Samsung Dex into a bit of trouble, but they are not giving up.

Samsung has got it right back by releasing a statement that the company is working on to bring Linux OS as an on their smartphones with full large screen support through Dex.  The project as a trail is listed here for developers who are interested in it.

Source: Samsung Press

Although it’s in trial phase, Linux on Galaxy is our innovative solution to bring the Linux experience on PC to mobile, and then further onto a larger display with Samsung DeX. Now developers can code using their mobile on-the-go and seamlessly continue the task on a larger display with Samsung DeX.

Installed as an app, Linux on Galaxy gives smartphones the capability to run multiple operating systems, enabling developers to work with their preferred Linux-based distributions on their mobile devices. Whenever they need to use a function that is not available on the smartphone OS, users can simply switch to the app and run any program they need to in a Linux OS environment.

Samsung also shared that games like Lineage 2 Revolution and Nexon’s AxE have become DeX-enabled. Games can use the keyboard, and mouse to play the games in full screen, Along with this Final Fantasy XV Pocket edition will also offer optimized gaming experience in coming months.


In short, Samsung has huge plans to bring more content for its DeX, and it’s very important for it to become popular and expand.

Source: Samsung