Linux Distros On Smartphone: The First “Linux On Galaxy” Demo Is Here

Technology companies involved in desktop and mobile space have been trying hard to achieve a perfect sense of convergence. Microsoft has been doing it with the help of Continuum; Apple has its own approach to make the iPad workflow more PC-like. Along the same lines, Samsung launched the new DeX dock with its flagship Galaxy S8.

In October, we reported on the company’s plans to create an application that would let the Linux enthusiasts run native Linux distributions on their mobile devices. To do so, they would need to connect their Galaxy smartphones to a bigger screen via DeX.

Now, offering a glimpse into the future, the company has released a video. Titled “[Concept Demo] Linux on Galaxy x Samsung DeX,” the video shows a device being put on DeX and using an app named “Linux on Galaxy” to launch a Linux distro.

In the video, you can see Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) being used. There’s also a plus icon, which might let you add other distros as well.

Watch the complete video below:

While the Ubuntu desktop shown in the video looks a little bit different, it would be exciting to see how things turn out once Linux on Galaxy app is released by Samsung. There isn’t any rough timeline to know when the app would be released, but you can sign up for latest updates and stay in know.

What are your thoughts on such attempts to turn a mobile device into a full-fledged desktop? Share your views and feedback with us and other Fossbytes readers.

Also Read: postmarketOS: An Ultimate Linux Distro For Your Smartphones Is Coming
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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