Samsung’s Dex is a smart way to convert your phone into a desktop computer. However, there’s one major issue: you might don’t have a strong reason to use it instead of a PC. And the company is working on a fix. It’s introducing Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that allows you to run Linux distributions on your phone. Apparently, it’s specifically for developers who want to bring their work environment with them wherever they go.
It’s not the same thing you see in your typical Ubuntu or Debian install. Linux on Galaxy launches through an app, and it’s the same kernel as Android itself in order to keep up the performance.
You’ll have to be a little patient, as Galaxy is not available at the moment; you can sign up for further alerts, but it’s not ready for public use. Even if that’s the case, this is a good sign that Samsung takes DeX as considerably more than just a new feature.