Linux on DeX now supports Galaxy S9, S10, and Tab S5e

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Samsung Linux on DeX app lets owners of specific Samsung devices “run” a full Ubuntu desktop on their device alongside Android. The feature was initially compatible with the Samsung Note 9 and the Samsung Tab S4 but support has now been added for the S9 & S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G, S10 and the Tab S5e.

The combination of Samsung DeX and the Linux on DeX app adds new levels of flexibility to developers’ work by allowing them to connect their Galaxy device to a monitor using just an HDMI adapter, and instantly enjoy a fuller computing experience when on the go.

Linux on DeX frees developers from their desks by allowing them to access a PC-like Linux development environment anytime, anywhere. The app enables them to work on both Android and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions. Samsung provides a modified version of Ubuntu for Linux on DeX users, and has been working closely with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to provide the best experience.

The “Linux on DeX” app is an Android app that allows a secure container to be created inside of it, within which an Ubuntu image can be added. Ubuntu still runs on top of Android kernel and inside the Android user-space.

The hybrid approach allows some nice integrations to take place. For instance, Linux can read/write to folders and files on Android (so you can tweak a selfie in GIMP, for instance) and both Android and Ubuntu share a clipboard. It also means you can use the phone’s touchscreen as a mouse.

Linux on DeX runs a modified version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The image is a 3.6GB download and uses around 13.6GB of storage when installed inside the container. Linux on DeX runs full screen, though you can access the Android task bar by mousing up to the top or bottom of the screen.

Users who are interested in joining the beta program may register here now.

Get started with Linux on DeX

  1. Sign up for the beta program
  2. Download and install Linux on DeX app on your Galaxy device.
  3. Download a Linux image on your mobile device directly from the Linux on DeX App. Tap the icon, select the ‘download from server’ option, once the image is downloaded simply unzip it.
  4. Once you’ve selected a Linux image, set it up an create your container with Linux on DeX app.

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