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‘Linux on Galaxy’ Dex App brings Desktop Linux to Smartphones

‘Linux on Galaxy’ Dex App brings Desktop Linux to Smartphones

Linux on Galaxy enables developers to use Samsung smartphones for all their computing needs, even app development. Linux on Galaxy allows the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone users to run their preferred Linux distribution on their smartphones utilizing the same Linux kernel that powers the Android OS to ensure the best possible performance.

 

Samsung introduced DeX to the this past February. DeX is Samsung’s vision for the future of desktop computing, and while it still has a way to go before it’s truly useful or practical for everyone, Linux on Galaxy is a new app that Samsung hopes will make DeX more appealing to developers. Samsung announced Linux on Galaxy at its conference on October 18, and although the app is still in a trial phase, it already sounds pretty impressive.

Linux on Galaxy is a mobile app you will be able to download to your Samsung Galaxy device, and it will enable developers to code in their preferred Linux distribution while on the go. So, if you need to test a function for a bit of software that you’re working on and can’t do it within Android, Linux on Galaxy will allow you to run that program in an entirely native Linux .

Linux on Galaxy lets you take Linux development with you wherever you go. Developing software on a 6-inch screen isn’t something that most people would prefer, but then again, that really isn’t what Samsung is pushing here. By docking your Galaxy device into a DeX dock, you will be able to code away on a larger display like you would with any PC. However, when it’s to head out of the house, you can pop your phone out of the dock and take your programs, a full Linux OS with you wherever you go.

Samsung is trying to make DeX as accessible to as many different kinds of people as it can, and while Linux on Galaxy won’t revolutionize DeX on its own, apps like this are big steps in the right direction. If you are a developer and are interested in using Galaxy on Linux as soon as possible, you can sign up for  here.

Credits: https://www.androidcentral.com/linux-galaxy-allows-developers-code-right-their-samsung-phone

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