08 March 2019
Samsung has been beta testing Android Pie on Galaxy S9 flagships for past couple of months. It will be layered with Samsung Experience 10 custom UI which we recently spotted in a leak. It will bring new features like Scene Optimizer camera mode and now, it has been reported that Galaxy S9+ also supports dockless DeX with the latest Android Pie beta.
It means Galaxy S9+ users with the newest beta version can use DeX on their device without having to rely on the DeX dock. The dock is a separate accessory which is not only slightly expensive but also needs to be carried everywhere if you want to use DeX on the device. With this new support, it saves the users from the hassle of spending more money as well as of keeping in mind to carry it wherever he goes.
The dockless DeX functionality was debuted with the release of the Galaxy Note 9 a few months ago. The only thing a user requires is an HDMI to USB Type-C cable and a spare monitor. Once the user connects the device to monitor via the cable, it enters the DeX mode and the user can start working straight away. Since this functionality has been seen on the Galaxy S9+, it should become available on the Galaxy S9 as well.
For the uninitiated ones, Samsung DeX is a functionality which allows users to run Android on a bigger screen with a desktop-like user experience. It features multi-windows interface with support for drag and drop. Some of Dex compatible apps include MS Office suite, OneDrive, Outlook, OneNote, Skype, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and Play Store.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available at Amazon for $ 311. The price/quality is very good and this is the best device in this price range.
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is available at Amazon Marketplace for $ 304. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range.