Linux on DeX in beta, here we tell you how to participate


Yesterday, Samsung released “Linux on DeX”In its beta phase, inviting enthusiasts to sign up to help with testing.

Formerly known as "Linux on Galaxy", this application allows users of some specific Samsung devices to run a full Ubuntu distribution alongside the Android operating system.

The feature was unveiled during this year's Samsung developer conference and Two compatible models were shown, Samsung Note 9 and Samsung Tab S4. It is likely that there will be more compatible devices soon, but we doubt that it is one of the mid / low range of the South Korean company, the app needs at least 4 GB of RAM to work properly.

In this phase Samsung is looking for developers who can perform actions such as downloading and managing code from Git repositories, managing and monitoring a CLI server and creating projects in Java / C / C ++ from any IDE. All using only Linux on DeX.

Of course, to use Linux on DeX you will have to have the accessory that is sold separately. The Dex dock is required because it is the one that provides access to the USB, ethernet and HDMI ports.

How to sign up for the Linux on DeX beta?

If you want to register for the Linux on DeX beta and have the necessary tools for the test (a compatible phone and the DeX dock) you can use this link.

You have until December 14 to register. Of course, like any beta expect bugs, occasional reboots, and continuous updates. Samsung plans to email all developers chosen for testing with links for Ubuntu images starting on November 12, 2019.

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  1.   Fran said

    Free comment, the Tab S4 and the Note 9 are the first two Samsung devices that do not need any accessories to launch DeX, in the case of the Note 9 you only need a Type C cable to take the image to a monitor.