Samsung DeX Station to give the Galaxy S8 Continuum-like features

25 January 2017
Samsung just trademarked the name, describing it as a way of "projecting the screen of a mobile device to displays".

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Khurram, 09 Apr 2017I am wondering what technology is Samsung using - Slimport or MH... moreDisplayport Alternate Mode (USB-IF Spec for Type C)

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AnonD-100398, 27 Jan 2017In the mean time iam doing upto 4k tv out with my Lg g5 with a s... moreI am wondering what technology is Samsung using - Slimport or MHL? Can't find any information on their sites either...

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AnonD-100398, 27 Jan 2017I can see how helpless you feeling after reading my comment but ... moreThis isn't the same continuum, this will offer similar features but it will in fact be running on android which works a hell of a lot better for multitasking than windows mobile.

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[deleted post]I can see how helpless you feeling after reading my comment but its ok i can undersand ur frustration,however itd clear that samsung made a huge mistake by omitting mhl tv out since s6 and now they are looking forward to provide the half baked continuum feature in s8 which already failed on windows platform...they sud provide proper 4k tv out mirror function in addition to continuum. try a better counter reply next time lol.

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In the mean time iam doing upto 4k tv out with my Lg g5 with a slimport tv out hdmi cable ,along with that i use bluetooth gamesir controller ,wireless keybord and mouse for desktop experince ,gaming&multimedia .samsung you did a huge mistake of not providing mhl tv out function in ur flagships no more sience s6

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I have a DEX, and I believe its Samsung's way to introduce desktop and phone continuity like Apple, for instance... imessenger and more!

Julliard, 26 Jan 2017Microsoft market is declining as less people feel the need to ha... moreI completely agree but that doesn't mean the OS will disappear. Heck if anything the crazy jump in shares for 2-in-1 style laptops shows people ultimately want a device that can do everything. That's just the beginning. I think the future will revolve around the personal device you carry and everything else will be dumb peripherals that uses the cpu cycles from that device. And of course that's what this whole continuum/Dex thing is about. MS just scales properly for all these scenarios.

So if you have a foldable tablet/smartphone. You unfold it the adaptive shell goes into tablet mode, you fold it it goes into mobile mode. Samsung is just showing that they see something in this future. For the most part most people won't need to use it in that manner. But those times you need to write a paper for school, do some office work at home, you can get into a more professional work method without spending money on more hardware that your phone already has.

krystian, 25 Jan 2017What would be even better is if Samsung could create a separate ... moreMicrosoft market is declining as less people feel the need to have pcs or laptops. At home, a smartphone and tablet is sufficient enough. At work, computers/laptops are provided. Only students buy those pc laptops or notebook. This old computer things will gradually disappear in the next 20-30 years. Our grandchildren will be like, "PCs? Computers? Whats that?". Remember how typewriter was a thing 30 years ago? Yeah, exactly.

What would be even better is if Samsung could create a separate instance of full windows 10 to run on the external monitor. If they did that before MS I would laugh hard.

This is MS's end goal. Right now windows 10 mobile is a transitional OS for perfecting ARM code. Windows 10 on ARM is the next evolution with chips becoming powerful, storage and ram cheaper. The adaptive shell is really one of the last steps into merging Windows 10 fully. So you will be running full windows 10 on your mobile device just with the mobile shell. Then you hook it up to a monitor it adapts with presenting the desktop shell. The area where MS is really seeing things better is the adaptive UWP apps. They scale properly no mater what device you are running in. The UI can change for an app from mobile to desktop but still be the same app.

With that said, MS has always been great with starting trends but not making them popular. Ahh I remember Bill gates showing off a tablet and then it disappearing for decades before coming back as the next big thing.

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Anonymous, 25 Jan 2017Iphone is extremely pathetic regardlessI agree wholeheartedly

No, I was talking about multiwindow tasking. And Continuum is not the same as TV-out or Apple PC (Mac) remote control. It's the first step to replace PC with smartphones.

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tonymancs, 25 Jan 2017How it is possible nobody even remember this neat feature on S3?... moreEven the old Nokia N82 had TV out through the 3.5mm jack to RCA cable. It is much better than any other cables/ports for TV out feature, because the 3.5mm jack is standard.

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thgun2, 25 Jan 2017It started on the S2 originally but the cables weren't compatibl... moreWired is better than wireless.

Anonymous, 25 Jan 2017You need a mac, so now you can't. This one *is* your pc. In fac... moreThnx for explaining!!i just got exited about it!!!!

tonymancs, 25 Jan 2017How it is possible nobody even remember this neat feature on S3?... moreIt started on the S2 originally but the cables weren't compatible with the S3. So rather than buying new hd out cables people just didn't bother. Besides shouldn't we be looking at a wireless docking station not tethered.

Anonymous, 25 Jan 2017You need a mac, so now you can't. This one *is* your pc. In fac... moreThat's old hat. Tv's replacing your pc monitor. I've been using a 19" Samsung Tv as my monitor since the days of vista. The only thing is, it has never really caught on.

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Anonymous, 25 Jan 2017Iphone is extremely pathetic regardlessWow, this comment has no content it's only superficial attacking

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Ok so now they are copying Microsoft 950 xl

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AnonD-120062, 25 Jan 2017lol, so dated! with an iPhone you can do this wireless via airplay.. You need a mac, so now you can't. This one *is* your pc. In fact you could in theory ditch your pc and use your TV as a monitor. As long as all you need starts and ends with office use , it already has office support (officially too) , so -yeah- it's the ultimate PC/laptop ditcher. That's a first.

Of course if you have more complicated needs that can only be found on PCs you'd probably still need one. Althought I hear that Snapdragon 835 devices would be able to run full windows. So surely people on XDA would be able to boot windows in this thing, COMPLETELY killing the need for all PCS (x86 software would run via bytecode translation).

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Anonymous, 25 Jan 2017Iphone is extremely pathetic regardlessTwink material