Samsung Dex is a platform that is designed to make your Android smartphone perform like a mobile computer – you just plug in a monitor and keyboard in and your away. The original Samsung Dex station was launched with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and is said to be now compatible with other Samsung devices such as the Galaxy Note 8, and the recently launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Now, Samsung have launched a new version of the DeX, named Samsung DeX Pad, that supports the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and also older devices such as the Samsung S8, S8+, and Note 8. Once you have plugged in the required peripherals you are presented with a desktop user interface that you can use your existing Android Apps on your smartphone. But is that enough? Well, not for some of us, including Developers there is something more that we would like to do with.



Check out the video below to see how you can code on the go:

Samsung is trying to attract the tech savvy that like the Linux OS to embrace both Dex and the S9. Using it you can run Linux apps on the go, including development environments that require Eclipse. The smartphone is said to be able to support several different flavours of Linux, but we haven’t got a list of tested OS’s at the moment.