Samsung’s Linux on DeX software lets you use a Samsung smartphone or tablet as a Linux desktop computer by connecting an external display, mouse, and keyboard and running the app.
When the software launched last year it was only compatible with two devices — the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4.
Now Samsung has rolled out an update that brings support for a bunch of additional Samsung devices released over the past few years.
Officially, these devices are now supported:
- Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy 105G
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
One thing that hasn’t been updated? Linux on DeX still uses a custom build of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, an operating system that’s about three years old at this point. It’s a long-term support release, which means the folks at Canonical will continue to offer support for another two years. But it would be nice to see an update to the more recent Ubuntu 18.04 LTS at some point.
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