Samsung first introduced DeX back in 2017. DeX was Samsung’s response to Microsoft’s Continuum which enables users to run full Windows 10 using supported Windows 10 mobile. While Microsoft’s Continuum is on the verge of death, Samsung keeps pushing the idea all the more. DeX got all the more capable last year as Samsung announced Linux on DeX, an app that let DeX supported Samsung smartphones to run Linux.
The smartphone manufacturer is giving a boost to the DeX experience by extending Linux on DeX support to more Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Besides Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4, Linux on DeX would also support both Galaxy S9 and S10 families along with Samsung Tab S5e.
The DeX requires you to dock your supported Samsung device to an external monitor. Otherwise, you can also try Samsung DeX Pad which allows you to use your smartphone screen as a touchpad and virtual keyboard, or just use your own keyboard and mouse.
If you have any of the above devices then you can download the Linux on DeX from Play Store. It is also worth noting that the app is yet to come out of beta and that means you’ll have to register yourself as a beta tester before thinking of installing the app.