Back in 2017, Samsung introduced a feature called dicks that turned your Android smartphone into a phone desktop computer Complete with mouse and keyboard support. It has been – for many users – a life changer and has provided a compelling alternative to other desktop operating systems such as Windows, Ubuntu or macOS.
Dex does not require any physical connection to operate if you have the right Samsung smartphoneAnd the Paving the way for what I consider the Holy Grail of hybrid work: a smartphone that can replace your laptop/desktop and requires no physical cable.
I thought the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could have been that phone, but it turns out that Samsung omitted Dex’s inclusion in this foldable smartphone and the most frustrating thing about it is that there’s no plausible rationale to explain the decision. And Dex users who jumped on a folding wagon They are understandably angry (Opens in a new tab)especially since her older brother, 3 . fold Supports Dex seamlessly.
What is Dex again?
Dex is probably the most underrated feature Samsung has ever introduced to the market. It is a virtual desktop that lives on your smartphone and does not hinder its use. You can still make calls, send and receive text messages, and more. What it allows is a more convenient desktop experience with full support for input peripherals, something that fundamentally changes the meaning of productivity on mobile devices.
For businesses, it means standardizing and simplifying end customers. This means one device to protect (and secure), one device to connect, and one device to maintain. A Samsung smartphone can be paired with an unlimited 5G business phone plan, allowing for more than one account on the phone (via Samsung Secure Folder) and offering a kind of seamless transition beyond what’s found in traditional laptops.
Why Flip3 is the best hybrid business smartphone
Three features together make the Flip 3 the perfect hybrid business smartphone. It has 5G, wireless charging and can flip 180 degrees. While this sounds like a gimmick to many, the Flex Mode offers something no other smartphone does, which is the ability to change the view of the front camera / front camera. It does this without an external party such as a docking station.
What this means is better video conferencing A special experience considering the phone’s dual speakers and 10MP front end, which is a huge improvement over what most commercial laptops offer.
So you have, a phone that could aspire to bigger things, the first real device that could challenge the dominance of laptops and desktops in the workplace without looking at where it is. But that won’t happen because there is no Dex on Flip3 and we don’t know why.
It has nothing to do with hardware as the phone is powerful enough to handle Dex wirelessly; Fast Wi-Fi means that even 4K can be done with compatible devices. It has nothing to do with the foldable form factor as the Fold3 comes with Dex as we mentioned earlier.
What’s next for Dex?
We can only hope that Samsung will release a comprehensive Dex update for the Flip 3 and integrate Dex into the Flip 4. One UI 4.1 is the latest firmware that works on most Flip 3 smartphones and One UI 5.0 is likely to appear as a beta software later in the year. This year. Furthermore, the future of Dex at Samsung remains a mystery; The Korean tech giant was shy about Dex and its US landing page Doesn’t mention Windows 11 (Opens in a new tab) And it hasn’t been updated for a while, probably because it’s now considered a pure B2B/Enterprise solution.
Few Dex-friendly accessories have been released, such as the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 or Samsung M8 Smart Screen We would be surprised if Samsung pulled this promising technology.
Microsoft and Samsung have a long-term partnership that can go beyond mere aggregation Microsoft Office apps and OneDrive cloud storage Service with Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Dex can power a Windows virtual desktop and applications via enterprise-ready VDI solutions and we expect Microsoft to strengthen this alliance even further, leveraging the influence of Azure and propel smartphones as the ultimate thin client for the new hybrid era of work.