A while ago, Samsung copied the Windows 10 Mobile’s best feature Continuum and the company is now improving its DeX feature. Continuum feature is available on devices such as the HP’s Elite x3 which also used to support HP Workspace feature. The HP Workspace feature allowed the Elite x3 users to run Win32 applications on connected monitors in the Continuum mode.
Samsung copied WIndows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature a while ago and now the tech giant is also copying the HP Workspace feature. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ or Note8, you will be able to run a virtual desktop on the monitor and use the Win32 applications as well when the monitor is connected to the smartphone with Samsung DeX Station.
The world’s largest distributor of technology products Ingram Micro has teamed up with Samsung and Amazon to let the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 users access Win32 applications through the Samsung DeX connection.
Amazon WorkSpaces and Microsoft Windows Desktop works as a Service (DaaS) and allows the select Samsung Galaxy phones to access a full Windows Desktop. Within a few minutes, one can setup and a virtual desktop on any display using their smartphones. To obtain the Windows 10 Desktop experience, users will need to connect the phone to a display with an HDMI port and use a mouse and keyboard.
As of right now, Amazon Workspace service with 30 days free trial will be available to existing and new Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8 users in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand and France. It is a useful feature for the enterprises where Google is also trying its luck with Android smartphones.