What is Samsung DeX ?
Samsung DeX is a native application allowing you to use your samsung phone device on a “desktop like” interface.
Implemented on their latest devices, it allows any S8/S9 or Note 8 (for example) owner to connect their phone to a docking station and use Android as personal computer.
If you are familiar with chromebook and Windows Continuum, it powers a desktop like environment and gives you more productivity with your phone.
You can now display your apps and datas on a larger screen, with a keyboard, mouse and many other external devices.
The aim of such development is to make your smartphone the only driver of your digital life.
What Does DeX means ?
DeX is a contraction of Desktop Experience.
It is the name chosen by samsung for their android application and their docking station.
Indeed, from the moment you connect your samsung device to a dock, you can power the android DeX interface from your cell.
Samsung DeX interface
Samsung DeX interface is comfortable and easy to use. Indeed, it is the perfect bridge between your day to day cell and desktop/laptop environment.
Basically, it looks a lot like your windows, iOs or Linux desktop interface but powered by Android instead.
As Samsung pointed out, some things are much more easier on a desktop : Writing a document or an email, play your favourite video game, or just enjoy more comfort with a click or the punch of a key.
Access the same applications as you would do on your phone :
- web browser
- social medias
- 4 millions others you can download from the playstore
Also, run your usual office software in mobile version :
- Microsoft office suite
- Adobe office suite
- More than 2 millions SaaS services you can get online
You can even use an emulator and run a more familiar environment on DeX :
- Emulate Windows 10 interface
- Emulate Chome OS environment
- Emulate Ubuntu and other Linux distributions (in project)
What are the DeX docking stations available ?
For now, there is just one official docking station on the market. It is Samsung own docking station branded on the same name.
It is a nice device allowing you to perform with your samsung phone at work or at home.
In addition, the dock will also charges your phone while using it, so you never run off battery again.
At Miraxess, we wanted more mobility. Indeed, our vision of mobile is to be productive everywhere.
That is why we created the Mirabook.
The Mirabook is a laptop dock, allowing you to use DeX anywhere at anytime. It has similar specifications as the DeX dock but on a laptop shel instead (and other options).
Thanks to the Mirabook, you will be able to improve your mobile experience all day long thanks to 10 hours battery life while using and charging your samsung device.
How can I use DeX ?
DeX is native, so you cannot download it from the playstore to use it with other devices.
However, you do not have to purchase the application to use it : the application will be launch automatically with any samsung devices listed bellow :
- Samsung galaxy Note 8
- Samsung galaxy Note 9
- Samsung galaxy S8
- Samsung galaxy S8+
- Samsung galaxy S9
- Samsung galaxy S9+
You have question about DeX, the Mirabook or what we do at Miraxess ?
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Mirabook shipments start 1st of may 2018 worldwide.
Price of the Mirabook has reached its retail price of 299$ since the 15th of march.
You want to pre-order your Mirabook and use DeX in complete mobility ?