Your next Linux computer? A Samsung mobile phone

The Samsung DeX Dock with the Samsung S8 will shortly be able to run stock Linux distributions.
The Samsung DeX Dock with the Samsung S8 will shortly be able to run stock Linux distributions.

Yep, you can soon use a Samsung Mobile phone as a fully fledged Linux PC running Ubuntu. Sit it on the Samsung Dock, which is attached to a monitor, keyboard and mouse and et voila!

Samsung say it’s aimed at developers, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be suitable for general use. It’ll run Ubuntu. Samsung released this information at its developer conference in San Francisco last week. The new app called “Linux on Galaxy” works best when paired with a DeX station. Apparently it can run on a range of smartphones compatible with the DeX station, including the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, or the latest Note 8.

If you want to sign up to receive a notification from Samsung when the project goes live, visit this link: https://seap.samsung.com/linux-on-galaxy

NB: This isn’t the first time Linux has been available in a similar setup. Recently, we covered how to run Linux on your Android phone with or without root access. From there, you can mirror/cast your mobile screen to a TV or monitor with HDMI, and use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Here’s a video demonstration of how to do that:

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