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How to access Samsung DeX mode on Linux and Chrome OS

Google has yet to offer a full-fledged desktop interface in Android, but you can access the hidden barebones version of it on some devices running Android 10. A handful of OEMs, on the other hand, offer their own implementations of the desktop mode, and Samsung's DeX is inarguably the most polished and feature-rich option among...

Taskbar 6.0 enables a Samsung DeX-like desktop mode experience on some Android 10+ devices

Android 10 has been out for nearly 9 months now, but one of its best features, desktop mode, is still widely unknown. That's because it's technically hidden in Android 10, requiring a development flag to be enabled as well as support built-in to the stock launcher app. Thankfully, the developer of Taskbar has figured out...

LG’s Android 10 update has a Desktop Mode interface

Google released Android 10 back in September last year and since then, a number of manufacturers have released Android 10 based software for their devices. These include Essential, OnePlus, Samsung, Nokia, LG, and more. LG first launched an Android 10 preview for the LG G8 ThingQ and V50 ThinQ back in November last year and...

Flow Desktop is the first launcher built for Android 10’s hidden Desktop Mode

Android Q betas gave us our first look at an experimental Desktop Mode on Android smartphones. Enabled through a setting in Developer Options, this Desktop Mode brought up a new Android interface that resembled a more conventional desktop launcher, with the ability to launch apps in freeform multi-windows. Google has even provided more information for...

Make Android 10’s Hidden Desktop Mode more useful on the OnePlus 7/7T and Essential Phone

One of the most talked-about features prior to the release of Android 10 was desktop mode. When we first heard that Google's next major Android OS would natively support desktop mode, we were hoping it would be something akin to Samsung DeX or Huawei Easy Projection. Sadly, it was anything but. Google built a barebones...

Developer makes a custom launcher for Android Q’s desktop mode

Desktop mode is probably the most overlooked Android Q feature because, to be honest, it's not that easy to notice from the regular user perspective. The exciting thing is it confirms Google's plans to extend Android to desktop and monitors. The company is already asking developers to start porting their apps to the respective resolutions....

Google unveils more information about desktop mode in Android Q

With Android Q, Google is continuing its work on expanding Android beyond the traditional smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, and television form factors. The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X foldable smartphones have drawn most of our attention toward Android Q’s native support for the foldable form factor, but Google is quietly asking developers to rework...

Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look

When I first leaked Android Q back in January, there was one feature that I really wanted to show off but sadly couldn't because it wasn't fully implemented: the experimental desktop mode. We found a setting in Developer Options that would "force experimental desktop mode on secondary displays." While we could toggle the setting, nothing...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to support Samsung DeX without DeX Pad or DeX Station

Samsung launched Samsung DeX with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It was what Samsung believed to be the future of the mobile workstation, but it was pretty much a flop. Not very many people used DeX because the station was too expensive and inconvenient. Samsung is looking to make up for that with the...

Upcoming Huawei Mate 10 May Feature a Samsung DeX-like Interface

Integrating a desktop interface in our mobile devices has been attempted many times in the past. Back in 2011, Motorola released a lapdock for their Motorola Atrix device, which turned it into a laptop in order to improve your workflow. With Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft introduced Continuum, which allowed any Windows 10 mobile device to...