Samsung will launch a private beta of its Linux on DeX product on November 1
Linux on DeX will only support a Ubuntu version, namely 16.04 LTS , and only works on Note 9 and Tab S4 devices with at least 8GB of storage and more than 4GB of memory, Samsung said. All packages must be compiled for Arm 64.
See: Samsung DeX 101: Turn a Galaxy Phone into Your Primary Computer
Samsung claims that the new Linux on the DeX environment can be used by developers to program "on the go", and in case of Tab S4, provide a fuller environment to a tablet.
"Linux on DeX may slowly or suddenly be turned off by lack of memory", the Korean
Those interested in the beta can register before the beta launch.
While DeX originally required a dock, Samsung's latest devices only needed a USB-C to HDMI cable.
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Earlier this week, Samsung showed its Infinity Flex screen-foldable phone.
In its unfolded state, the screen is 7.3 inches, with a resolution of 1.536 x 152 152 pixels, the ZDN sister page CNET reported, and when folded, the resolution becomes 840×1,960 pixels.
At the same time, the company announced that it would open up its Bixby assistant to developers.
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