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Definition: DeX


(Samsung DEsktop X) A feature of Samsung smartphones that turns the phone into a desktop Android computer. Starting with Android Pie in the phone and DeX software in the computer, apps can be opened side by side, and although apps may be optimized for DeX, most Android apps work as well. In addition, various client virtualization products such as Citrix Receiver, VMware Horizon Client and Amazon WorkSpaces allow a copy of Windows to run within the Android/DeX environment. See client virtualization.




DeX Docking Station
Starting with Galaxy S8 and Note 8 phones, another option is direct connections to a keyboard, mouse, monitor and Ethernet. DeX is activated when the phone is dropped onto the dock's cradle. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., www.samsung.com)