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Samsung unveils DeX, its answer to Continuum

The rumors of Samsung's Continuum competitor have been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time. Finally, the South Korean giant has revealed DeX, its response to Microsoft's mobile solution.

Compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the solution will allow users to access their apps, documents and send messages on a larger display. Providing an Android-based desktop experience is the USP of this technology. The company collaborated with Microsoft and Adobe to enable Samsung DeX compatibility with Microsoft Office and Adobe mobile apps. The company is also providing Windows OS-based applications by allowing users to remotely access virtual desktops through solutions including Citrix, VMware and Amazon Web Services.

Injong Rhee, CTO of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said:

“The smartphone has become the central point for the modern mobile professional, and when giving a presentation or editing documents remotely, it means they can work effectively using just their smartphone. We developed Samsung DeX with the highly mobile worker in mind, giving them a convenient and flexible desktop experience. Our collaboration with key partners such as Adobe and Microsoft was essential in the development of Samsung DeX, as they share our vision for building excellence in mobile productivity. With Samsung DeX, enterprise users can also be assured their smartphone and data are protected by the Samsung Knox security platform built into the smartphone. Samsung DeX redefines what a smartphone can do to keep mobile professionals productive.”

The DeX station includes two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, USB type-C power-in and a cooling fan, and features Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) technology which charges the S8 series when connected. Samsung DeX will launch along with the S8 series, and may be sold as part of a bundle, depending on region.

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